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Julia Bradley

Julia Anne (Mittrucker-Pilant) Bradley was born on June 4, 1982 in Torrance, Calif., and she passed away on March 7, 2008 in Ely, Nev., with her husband Ryan by her side. From the moment she was born, our Huades (Julia) was a compassionate, fun loving and generous person. Julie graduated from Crook County High School in 2001. Most of her classmates and teachers remember her for her sharp wit, her unique laugh and her beautiful smile. Julie loved taking trips to visit her family in California, and to see the sunset over the coastline. She loved reading, movies, music, watching wrestling with her Pappy-man, candles, but most of all she cherished her family and close friends.
   Julie chose to attend Southwestern Culinary School in Coos Bay, Ore., where she fulfilled her lifetime dream of obtaining a culinary degree.
   She was blessed and thrilled to meet her best friend and the love of her life, Ryan Bradley there. From the moment they met they were inseparable and happy. They were married atop the bluffs of Cape Arago, in Coos Bay Ore., on Aug. 24, 2007. Together, they traveled to Europe and spent two exciting weeks traveling to Paris, Rome, and most importantly Brussels (the chocolate capital of the world). The couple settled in Ely, Nev., to start their life's adventure, which she was most, excited to do.
   She left behind: her husband Ryan of Ely, Nev.; her parents, Bob and Valorie Mittrucker of Prineville, Ore.; her sisters Jessie (Justin) Webb of Prineville, Ore., Sarah (Ricky) Amen of Boise, Idaho, Rhea (Ben) Cardwell of Anchorage, Alaska, and brother William (Eryn) Wortman of Twin Falls, Idaho; her beloved aunt and uncle, Phil and Vickie Wortman of Prineville, Ore.; beloved uncle Douglas Pilant of Salem, Ore.; cousins Justin Pilant, Jerrod Pilant, Brian Pilant, Bailey Pilant and Hannah Pilant; many more aunts, uncles, cousins; grandparents Steve and Rose Rados from Ventura, Calif., Cynthia Pilant of Boise, Idaho, Lois Mittrucker from Stockton, Calif., and too many friends to mention that she held dear to her heart, especially Jeannie Pugmire from Prineville, Ore. She also has left behind her one and only niece, whom she loved and cherished, Kadence Marie Webb. Preceding her in death were her grandparents Kathryn Ann Durfee, Rondo Pilant, Bill Mittrucker; great-grandparents Dale and Clara Durfee, Fred and Jessie Pilant. Although she has left us too soon, she will always be remembered and loved. A memorial will be held to honor and celebrate her life at the Best Western Conference Room located on 1475 NE 3rd St, in Prineville Oregon, from noon to 5 pm. on March 15.