LaVetta Jacobsen Bradford

March 11, 1930

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August 26, 2020

LaVetta Jacobsen Bradford

March 11, 1930

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August 26, 2020

LaVetta Jacobsen Bradford passed away peacefully on August 26, 2020 at St. Johns, Langemo cottage. She was born on March 11, 1930 to Jacob and Sylvia Jacobsen in Scobey, Montana.  She grew up on the family farm 11 miles south of Scobey.  LaVetta attended school in Scobey and graduated from Scobey High School.

She attended Eastern Montana College in Billings. In September 1950 she married John Bradford.  LaVetta and John had three children. LaVetta and John raised Tracy, Dane and Tom in Billings. After the children were grown, they moved to their home outside of Red Lodge and eventually split their time between Red Lodge and Sierra Vista, Arizona.

LaVetta was an avid hiker with the Red Lodge hiking group for many years.  She loved dogs. She was an avid fan of all her grandson’s sports activities.

LaVetta was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 60 years. She is survived by her sister Betty Ashland and her brother Jay Jacobsen, as well as her children Tracy Brekke (Dave), Dane Bradford (Sandy) and Tom Bradford (Carol) and four grandsons, Tom and Alex Brekke, and Jens and Jake Bradford.

LaVetta’s family would like to say how much they appreciate the St. John’s staff and especially the group at the Langemo cottage for the wonderful care they have provided for the last several years.  As well, we would like to thank the Hospice volunteers that provided the vigil for mom.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in LaVetta’s name to The St. John’s United Foundation and the Billings Humane Society.

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6 thoughts on “LaVetta Jacobsen Bradford”

  1. To: The Bradford Children & Families,
    We have many very special memories of your mom and dad in Billings, Sierra Vista and Red Lodge. We were neighbors and friends in all these places, and we now live at Mission Ridge on the campus of St. John’s. Your mom was a very endearing person, and her wonderful engaging laugh still resonates in my ears.
    With love,
    Jim and Pat Hanna

  2. LaVetta was one of the first people That I met when I moved to Billings
    I played bridge with her and BB and Marilyn and I loved every minute of our time together I learned a lot about raising kids from all of them
    Your mother had a wonderful spirit and loving eyes as bright as anyone could hope for.
    She will always be remembered with LOVE
    JOAN WILSON

  3. Dean and Vera Bassett

    Our sincere sympathy to LaVetta’s family.
    We knew Vetta and John in Red Lodge and Sierra Vista. A nicer couple was hard to find! We enjoyed their friendship and kindness, as so very many other people did.
    Happy Memories. Peace. Dean and Vera Bassett

  4. We always enjoyed LaVetta’s smile and sense of humor. Our sympathy goes out to Dane, Tom, Tracy and their families.

    Brian and Shelly Nearpass

  5. Our sympathy for your family. She always had a great smile and was quick witted. May she Rest In Peace.

    Monica and Tim Kryzer

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