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Dorothy Louise Strong Bradley

January 17, 1923 — December 3, 2022

Dorothy Louise Strong Bradley, our unique and celebrated mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and beloved friend, passed away on December 3, 2022, forty-five days from her 100th birthday.


Dorothy was born January 17, 1923 in Livingston, MT to Donald A. and Agnes M. Strong. The family grew with three brothers: Wesley, Dennis and Donald. Her formative years were spent with her large Livingston family of siblings, cousins and Livingston neighbors. She graduated from Livingston Public Schools and went on to earn a teaching degree in 1943 from Western

Montana College, Dillon MT and her Bachelor Degree in 1965 from MSU, Bozeman.


She married Stanley L. Bradley August 11, 1945 in Livingston after Stan’s WWII service in the US Navy. They began their life together partnering with Dorothy’s cousin William Strong, establishing the Strong and Bradley John Deere dealership in Livingston. Sons Paul and Rand were born in 1947 and 1951. Dorothy taught elementary school at Red Lodge, Choteau, Cowan, Clyde Park, and Livingston.


After their retirement in 1970 Stan and Dort spent many years in their pursuit of travel and adventure. Outdoor people, they enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography.


Dorothy was an excellent hunter along with her husband and two sons. She authored adventure articles in several Outdoor/Travel magazines. They visited Mexico annually and made special trips to Panama, Machu Picchu and Belize, along with visiting their children and friends. One of Dorothy’s favorite travels was to Turkey and the Holy Lands.


After Stanley’s passing in 1998, Dort moved to Sheridan, MT. She became a favorite in the Community with many new friends, affiliations and volunteer work. She was a member of the Ruby Valley United Methodist Church, Bible Study Group, Sheridan Garden Club, Bunko Group, Ruby Valley Volunteer Hospital Support Group. She managed book donations at the Ruby Valley ReRuns for many years. Dorothy was also a member of the Sheridan Bridge Club,and was an officer in the Daisey Chapter Eastern Star.


Dorothy was preceded in death by husband Stanley, and brothers Wesley and Dennis. 


Surviving family members are: brother Donald (Colleen); son Paul Bradley (wife Suzi passed away in 2022 from Covid), grandchildren Eric and Star Bradley and great-granddaughter, Zoe, of Livingston. Leah Maxson (Brian) of Billings. Son Rand Bradley and Patricia of Twin Bridges, grandchildren Janet Nix, Joan Petersen (Larry), Jean Williams; great grandchildren Rachael and Dusty Reno, Shellie Williams, Tony Williams, Gwendolyn and Shay Larsen, Luke and Emily Nix, great-

grandchildren Harmony and Cal Reno and Titus Larsen. Dorothy is also survived by sister-in-law Evelyn Strong and several nieces and nephews.


Dorothy remains in our hearts and love, always smiling and supportive and as a devoted mother and friend. She will be sorely missed. 


K & L Mortuary are attending to her arrangements. Goodbyes may be sent to their web site: kandlmortuaries.com. 


A family memorial will be held in Spring 2023. 


Memorials in Dorothy’s name may be sent to Jackson’s Gardens, 125 Mill Cr. Rd. Sheridan, MT, 59749. 


Our gratitude goes to the staff and management of Home Park Assisted Living in Sheridan, who cared so well for Dorothy this past year.



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