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Lana Nelson Bradbury

Bend, Oregon

February 9, 1948 - July 2, 2024

Lana Nelson Bradbury Obituary

Mrs. Lana Bradbury passed away on July 2nd, 2024 in Bend, Oregon at Saint Charles Hospital close to her residence. She died of natural causes with minimal suffering surrounded by family at the time of her passing. Lana has three children and eight grandchildren succeeding her.


Lana was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Leona Ferguson and George Nelson. She started a family at a young age of 19. Her adventurous, open-minded and courageous spirit led her to various experiences and new horizons throughout the United States and the world including Germany, Missouri, New England, Arizona and finally Oregon. She spent most of her adult years in Maine with her husband Jack Bradbury, of 42 years who preceded her in death. Maine will be her final resting place, next to her beloved husband. Her devotion to serve others and to God brought her to missionaries in China and as part of one of the first student exchange programs with the former Soviet Union, and to teach in Ukraine after winning their freedom from the Soviet Union in 1991.


Lana had a passion for life, and made the most out of any situation, from raising three children, to breeding and training horses on a small ranch in Missouri, to completing a master's degree in the Russian language, to teaching math and science at high schools and universities, to pursuing a tech startup for children's art and everything in between. Lana is a gifted artist, musician and craftswoman, with too many talents to list, but notably, reviving the art of spinning yarn from scratch by farming angora rabbits in Maine.


Lana was selfless and harmless, but also bold and fearless; she lived life to the fullest, and made the most out of God's gifts and guidance. Lana served for the benefit of others without the need for recognition or praise - her reward is the happiness of her family and the countless lives she has touched throughout the world. The world is a better place because of Lana Bradbury.


Service on July 4, 2024 at 1pm, Eastmont Church, 62425 Eagle Rd, Bend Oregon.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Lana Nelson Bradbury hosted by Baird Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Lana Bradbury passed away on July 2nd, 2024 in Bend, Oregon at Saint Charles Hospital close to her residence. She died of natural causes with minimal suffering surrounded by family at the time of her passing. Lana has three children and eight grandchildren succeeding her.


Lana was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Leona Ferguson and George Nelson. She started a family at a young age of 19. Her adventurous, open-minded and courageous spirit led her to various experiences and new horizons throughout the United States and the world including Germany, Missouri, New England, Arizona and finally Oregon. She spent most of her adult years in Maine with her husband Jack Bradbury, of 42 years who preceded her in death. Maine will be her final resting place, next to her beloved husband. Her devotion to serve others and to God brought her to missionaries in China and as part of one of the first student exchange programs with the former Soviet Union, and to teach in Ukraine after winning their freedom from the Soviet Union in 1991.


Lana had a passion for life, and made the most out of any situation, from raising three children, to breeding and training horses on a small ranch in Missouri, to completing a master's degree in the Russian language, to teaching math and science at high schools and universities, to pursuing a tech startup for children's art and everything in between. Lana is a gifted artist, musician and craftswoman, with too many talents to list, but notably, reviving the art of spinning yarn from scratch by farming angora rabbits in Maine.


Lana was selfless and harmless, but also bold and fearless; she lived life to the fullest, and made the most out of God's gifts and guidance. Lana served for the benefit of others without the need for recognition or praise - her reward is the happiness of her family and the countless lives she has touched throughout the world. The world is a better place because of Lana Bradbury.


Service on July 4, 2024 at 1pm, Eastmont Church, 62425 Eagle Rd, Bend Oregon.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Lana Nelson Bradbury hosted by Baird Funeral Homes.

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