Lila Springmann Bradford
May 07, 1927Feb 26, 2019
Sat, March 02, 2019
10 : 30 AM
BRADFORD, Lila Springmann, 91, of Henrico Co., passed away peacefully on February 26, 2019, with family by her side. Lila was born May 7, 1927 and taught 1st and 2nd Grade for many years. She touched many lives, including her family, friends, students and those in her church, with her love, compassion and sense of humor. Lila was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas M. and Florence Taylor Springmann, Sr.; as well as by her husband, Owen Lee “Buck” Bradford. Those left to cherish her memory include her three children, Lynn Bradford of Richmond; Nancyjean Bradford and husband Ed Damer and grandson Taylor Bradford-Damer Stone of Emory, VA; son Owen Lee Bradford, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sister Florence Clay; brother Douglas M. Springmann, Jr. and wife Sebastiana; and a number of special nieces and nephews. The family appreciates the loving care shown by Lakewood staff and also the devotion and dedication of the Care Committee of Trinity UM Church. Lila also had special friends who shared life’s moments with her, who laughed and cried with her, and for whom we are forever grateful. A memorial service will be held at Lakewood in the Simms Center, 1900 Lauderdale Dr. on Saturday. March 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VBH Foundation (designated for Lakewood) or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave, Richmond 23229.
Thinking of all the family during this time as they share their memories and remember their mother and sister. Rest In Peace, Lila….
The members of Henrico Retired School Personnel Association extend our sincere condolences to the family of Lila Bradford. We also express our appreciation for her many years of service to students and staff and her membership in HRSPA.
I will always remember her as such a sweet lady when I was growing up and even in my later years at Trinity. We would often talk about Gaylord Rd as we reminisced My prayers and sympathy to Lynn, Nancy and Owen. Linda Bivins Latimer
Mrs. Bradford was my first grade teacher back in the late 60s. I have such fond memories of her as a caring and patient teacher with all of her students. She is the one teacher that I still have true memories of which is amazing as she was my very first teacher. My sympathies to her family and friends …. hoping this small tribute of her legacy helps ease your pain and sense of loss. She was a very special lady and I feel blessed to have been touched by her at such a young age.
Mrs. Bradford was my first grade teacher back in the late 60s at Longan Elementary. I have fond memories of her as a caring and patient teacher with all of her students. She is the one teacher that I have true memories of which is amazing considering she was my very first teacher. My sympathies to her family and friends … hoping this small tribute of her legacy helps ease your pain and sense of loss. She was a very special lady and I feel blessed to have been touched by her at such a young age.