Toni Bradley | Memorial Service
Toni was born with the name Mary Louise Abresch on January 11, 1938 in St. Paul Minnesota to William and Bertha Abresch. In her growing up years, Mary Louise changed her name to Toni and continues to today.
As a young woman in St. Paul, Toni met Pat Bradley. From then on, they were inseparable and they were married on April 4th, 1959. Those years were the happiest years of her life. They had four children; John, Jeff, Julie and Allyson. Pat worked and owned a furniture store. The business grew to a chain of furniture stores. And as the chain grew into other parts of the country, the family went along.
They moved from Minnesota, to Florida, then to Oklahoma, then Florida, and then to Oklahoma. They finally landed in Seattle, where he began work for the Boeing company. During those years, Toni’s love for her family reached through her grandchildren; Jenna, Steven, Rachel, Jennifer, Bradley, Michelle, Kevin, Ryan, and Jayden.
Early in life, Toni was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Every day brought a new decision for Toni to experience the grace of God in the trial of pain. His love and presence brought her courage and perseverance during difficult and painful times.
Toni and Pat were married for 42 years. After Pat went home to be with the Lord in 2001, Toni freely spoke of Pat and her continued love for him. Five years after Pat’s passing, Toni moved into the Evergreen retirement center, and then in January 2015 she moved into the Lodge at Eagle Ridge.
Toni is preceeded by her mother and father Mary and William Abresch, and husband Pat. She is survived by daughters Julie and Allyson, sons John and Jeff, grandchildren Jenna, Steven, Rachel, Jennifer, Bradley, Michelle, Kevin, Ryan, and Jayden, and 9 great grandchildren. She leaves a continued legacy of faith, victory, perseverance and love.