Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1945

Helen Dempsey Bradford HELEN IRENE DEMPSEY BRADFORD, 78, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 6, 2007 with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Helen was born in Ranger, TX on June 4, 1928 to Caudy Neal & Martha Jane Adams Dempsey. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1945 at Ranger. She was married to Charles Donald Bradford, her childhood sweetheart, in June of 1946 at Ranger. Helen lived all her life in the place where she was born. She & Don trained horses for Dr. Kuykendall until his death. She was Miss Rodeo Ranger in 1949 and represented the Ranger Chamber of Commerce at many rodeos & parades. She would be seen with Don at many rodeos where they would be overseeing the secretarial & timing or helping their grandchildren to compete. She was the owner of Bradford Realty & Bradford Book- keeping & Tax Service and the office manager for Staff Water Supply Corporation for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ranger. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Wesley Dempsey (RHS-1940). She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Don; a daughter, Jane Ann (RHS-1968) and husband Charles, of Caddo; a son, Cody and wife Brenda (RHS-1984), of Ranger. She dearly loved her grandchildren, Shawn Mitchell of Weatherford, Silas Mitchell of Olden, Chelsey and Chauncy Bradford of Ranger, & four great-grandchildren and many, many friends. Her first cousin, Hazel Louise Dempsey Sharpe, of Athens was also in the RHS Class of 1945.