Services for Gladys Mobley Bradshaw, a former teacher in the Tyler Independent School District for 25 years, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler with Kevin Hard, of Tyler First Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Bradshaw died Aug. 11, 2014, in Tomball. She was born in Rubottom, Okla., to Earl and Euna Garrett Mobley and had resided in Tyler since 1963. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas William Bradshaw; and all of her siblings, Buel Mobley, Leota "Sis" Mobley Sparks, Wid Mobley, Bobbie Jean Mobley Davis, Oren Mobley and Lillie Mobley Hodges.
Mrs. Bradshaw received her bachelor's degree in English from Southeastern State University, Durant, Okla., and her master's degree from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. Also, she continued her studies in British literature at East Texas State University, Commerce, and received a supervision certificate from The University of Texas at Tyler.
Before retiring from John Tyler High School in 1990, the former teacher taught English and was head of the English department for several years. She was devoted to the teaching profession and loved her students. During her teaching career, she taught in Wheeler, Oklahoma City, Midland, Hawaii and Alaska.
In 1987, she received The Texas Excellence Award for Outstanding High School Teachers from The University of Texas at Austin. Also, she was selected as leader of American Secondary Education in 1972 and was named Who's Who in Texas in 1975. In addition to her classroom teaching, she served as an executive board member of Texas Joint Council of Teachers of English from 1981 to 1984, as liaison representative for the national level in 1978 to 1980, and as general chairperson for regional District VII from 1976 to 1978.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Texas Retired Teachers Association, Iota Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and the American Association of University Women. Involved in volunteer community work, she assisted with the Literacy Council of Tyler and the Family History Center.
Survivors include her sister in-law, Mrs. Wid "Betty" Mobley and her children, Connie, Sharon, Pamela and Leon Mobley, all of the Clovis, Calif., area; and other nieces and nephews, Marie Sparks Floyd, Barbara Sparks Bond and husband Wayne of Marietta, Okla., Rhonda Davis Krahn and husband Allen of Tomball, Georgia Davis Barbin and husband Oscar, of Galveston, Del Wayne Davis and wife Denise, of Richmond, Joel Owen Hodges and wife Joyce, of Katy, and the surviving children of her brother Oren, Linda and Gail, of Fresno, Calif. She is also survived by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Pallbearers will be gracious members of her church, Tyler First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Burks-Walker-Tippitt Funeral Directors - Tyler
215 E. Front St. 0
Tyler, TX 75702
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 14, 2014