Lucy Bradley - May 09, 2011Lucy Alvina (Hausknecht) Bradley, 100, of Davenport, Iowa, mother of Aurora resident Robert Pier, died Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Kahl home in Davenport.
Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley, Iowa at Friday with Rev. Warren Riley officiating. Burial was in the Burlington Memorial Park in Burlington, Iowa.
Lucy was born March 18, 1911, in St. Louis, Mo., to Amandus and Lucy (Winter) Hausknecht.
She grew up in Burlington, Iowa, graduating as valedictorian in 1929. Following graduation, she worked at a furniture store in Burlington before traveling to Washington, D.C., where she went to work in the Government Printing Office. It was there she met her husband, Allyne H. Pier, and they were married Sept. 27, 1933 in Burlington, Iowa.
In 1942 they moved to Denver, Colo. where she was employed as a legal secretary for many years. Later she was employed for 11 years by the U.S. Bureau of land management as an adjudicator.
Her husband, Allyne, died in 1966. She married Arthur Bradley in 1972.
She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Denver for 50+ years and was actively involved in teaching Sunday School as well as VBS. Her adult Sunday School class kept her in contact with many friends.
She had a variety of interests, including different kinds of needlework, Brazilian embroidery, making quilts and afghans and trying out new desserts for her weekly bridge club. She was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast. She and her husband did extensive traveling across the United States visiting old friends and relatives.
She is survived by one daughter, Janet M. Riedesel of Bettendorf, Iowa and a son, Robert A. (Dona Jo) Pier of Aurora; one nephew, Richard L. Kurtz of Bettendorf; three stepchildren, four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; as well as a number of step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Allyne Pier and Arthur Bradley; her parents and one sister, Ada (Cody) Kurtz.