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Eula D. Bradley

Eula D. Bradley
January 7, 1956 – February 26, 2019

Eula Deane Bradley was born on January 7, 1956 in the Ozarks of Missouri to Dorothy and Lloyd Deweese. Eula was named after a long-time local and beloved schoolteacher and she shared the same middle name as her mother. She was raised on a small farm just outside Licking, Mo. surrounded by goats, chickens, rabbits and family. Eula was the middle child of two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her two sisters; her husband, Mike; a daughter; a son and seven grandchildren.
She attended school and graduated in 1974 from Licking High School with a class of 55 seniors. Eula earned her Bachelor of Arts as a voice major from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo.
Following college graduation, she moved to Arizona to live with her older sister Velma Davis to study for a master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy at Arizona State University. She was a member of the ASU Concert Choir where she met her future husband Michael Bradley who was finishing his Bachelor of Music undergraduate degree. However, she never completed her Vocal Pedagogy Masters because life interceded with marriage, two children Shanna Kay and Justin Curtis and a career. She did eventually return to graduate studies in 2005 and earned her master’s in education from the ASU School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation in 2009.
Eula’s love for higher education and college students kept her on the staff of Arizona State University for 40 years. Her early career included administrative assistant to the associate dean of research in the college of liberal arts and sciences, followed by time as a pre-med advisor and later joined the team in the military science department with the Army ROTC. The next 30 years of her ASU career were spent fulfilling her passion for students as an advisor and recruiter for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Her work-life passion was helping students and during her 40-year career she learned to navigate the bureaucracy and complexities of the university system, helping thousands of students adapt and succeed in the college environment.
A Celebration of Life was held at the Arizona Community Church, Tempe, AZ on March 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
The family asks that any donations be made to Eula’s endowment to benefit the “Nurse Educator Scholarship” through the ASU Foundation. In a browser, type giving.asu.edu. After you enter a donation amount, select “Write In” from the “Supporting” section and type “Nurse Educator Scholarship 40006657.”


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