Dana Colett Whittaker Adams Bradley, at the age of 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday February 3, 2023 in Cedar City, Utah. She was born on August 2, 1937 in Richfield, Utah. She was the daughter of Rollo and Nola Whittaker. Dana was raised in Circleville, Utah and graduated from Piute High School in 1955. She married Bert J. Adams in 1955. They moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where they raised four daughters, Candace and Carolee (twins) and Holly and Stacey. Dana and Bert divorced in 1974.
Dana later married Forrest Dale Bradley and added two more children to the family, Richard and Lisa. Dana went to cosmetology school in Las Vegas. She worked in various gift shops on the Las Vegas Strip.
She worked behind the makeup counter in Woolworth’s in the Boulevard Mall. She was a happy person with a smile for everyone and had a countless number of friends because of her happy disposition. She belonged to the Red Hat Club, a Bunko Club, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and the Bluegrass Association where she played the banjo. She could also play the piano. She served in many callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which included Primary chorister and different positions in the Relief Society. She was dedicated to her family, friends and the church. She is survived by her sister Janice Hanson, daughters Candace Fischer (Michael), Carolee Nelson (Chick), Holly Riechman (Charles), Stacey Remer (Toby), and Lisa O’Banion, 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Forrest Dale Bradley (husband), Richard Bradley (son), and Curtis Fischer (grandson).
Dana has made an everlasting imprint on our hearts and will never be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. A viewing in her honor will be held on Friday February 24th at Bunker’s Funeral Home, located at 925 N Las Vegas Blvd. from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A private Interment will be at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.