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Janette Bradley was 'dancing grandma'

DOWNEY – Janette Bradley, 89, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23 at her home in Davis, Calif., surrounded by her husband, Jack Bradley, daughter Nikki, son-in-law John Leeter, granddaughters Jessica, Alicia and her husband Pablo Ferrer.
Janette was born March 9, 1922 and was married to Jack for 65 years. Before moving to Davis, she lived in Downey and graduated from Downey High School in 1940.
She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, preparing and delivering food to many homebound residents. She also was active with the USO during World War II.
In the early 1970s, she started taking dance lessons from Janet Baker and became a tap and jazz dancer. In 1979, she became one of the six “Original Dancing Grandmas” and performed with them for 19 years all over Southern California.
A funeral service is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Sacramento National Valley Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.

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Published: December 1, 2011 – Volume 10 – Issue 33



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