Beverly Lamkin Bradley died April 29, 2014, in Laurel Creek nursing home in Fairfield, Calif.
She lived with her family and animals for 40 years on Mix Canyon Road in Vacaville. She was the mother of Michael, David, Sarah Rock and Lisa Buehler and grandmother of 10.
She attended the University of Wyoming and met her husband Edwin in Laramie, Wyo. They were married in 1953 and moved to Rochester, N.Y., where she worked as a secretary at Eastman Kodak and as a secretary at the medical school.
She was a homemaker in Roswell, N.M., Rochester, N.Y., San Antonio, Texas, and finally in Vacaville, Calif. Known among her friends as an expert on Grand Opera and dog breeding, she bred, raised and showed dogs for many years in Texas and in California and hosted opera seminars.
She sponsored a number of foreign exchange students who have continued to correspond with her worldwide. She was a member of the Association of University Women, Pi Beta Phi sorority, the Humane Society, the Saturday Club of Vacaville and the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
She was a good wife, companion, mother and grandmother.
No services are planned.
Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, www.bryanbraker.com.