Oramae Brady

Oramae Brady, 103, passed away peacefully on June 28. She was a long time resident of San Leandro. Oramae was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Nov. 2, 1915. She grew up with her beautiful, older sister, who later died. She eventually migrated to the Bay Area. She was married for a short time but later divorced. Oramae never had any children. She later went to work for a company in Oakland as a bookkeeper for many years.  

Throughout her life she enjoyed many of her lifelong friends, ballroom dancing, a love for animals, especially cats. She enjoyed going to Neptune Beach in Alameda and just hanging out, enjoying the outdoors. She was a free-spirited type of person. 

She belonged to a Baptist church in Alameda and attended every Sunday. She always made it a point to visit with her friends afterwards. 

Oramae also developed an interest in ballroom dancing and began attending the Mastick Senior Center in Alameda for lessons. It was there, where she met one of her lifelong friends, Joanne Lindsey, who was one of the dance instructors.  

Joanne had a gentleman friend, Wallace Johnson, who also became a friend of Oramae’s who always made it a point to check on her to make sure she was OK. Another lifelong friend of Oramae’s was Shelly Chamberlin who also made sure Oramae was taken care of throughout the years. Shelly’s mother was one of Oramae’s mother’s friends.  

Oramae was preceded in death by her older sister and her mother, Elizabeth Childs.  

Services will be held at Greer Family Mortuary & Cremation Services in Alameda, located at 2694 Blanding Ave. A viewing will take place today, Thursday, July 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held tomorrow, Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. Her body will be flown to Arkansas and laid to rest next to her mother’s grave.