Marthana Lee Draper passed on March 10, 2020 surrounded by the love of her girls, her family, and her friends. Marthana was known to most as Martha. She was also known as Aunt Sis, Grandma T-Rex, Sassy Pants, and the Boss. She was 74 years old. Martha was born in Ely Nevada and was preceded in death by her mother Rose Bradley and father, Floyd Ray Bradley, her brothers Joseph Bradley and Billy Bradley, her sister Helen Castner, her late husband LeRoy Draper, her sister in-law Melba Bradley, and brother in-law Floyd Knight.
Martha left behind two children Heather Singleton (John) and Marthana Loddy, four grandchildren Christopher Bradley, Wyatt Singleton, Tyler Brown and Rose Brown, one great granddaughter AAlecia Bradley, and two foster children Alex and Chris Ledbetter. She left behind many nieces and nephews from her beloved siblings. She also left behind her brothers Floyd Bradley, Ray (Frances) Bradley , Vernon (Charlene) Bradley and her sister Michelle Knight.
She graduated from White Pine High School in 1963, then attended beauty school and business school in Reno. Martha and her girls lived for sometime in New Mexico before moving back to Ely where she gained her second family at R-Place II. Martha worked for the Reeds and R-Place II for over 36 years and until her passing.
Martha was known for her hard work, loyal and generous nature, and her fun loving attitude. She regularly won grand champion in the White Pine county fair for her artistry, sketches and paintings. She loved her garden and spent many hours arranging and planting flowers, she was an avid doll and thimble collector and enjoyed her yearly camping trip at Success Loop.
Martha impacted many family members and strangers alike with her generosity by always helping others. Martha will forever be known as giving much more than she had and for that we will be forever be grateful to have known her.
Martha’s Celebration of Life will be at later date due to venue closures.
A special thanks from her girls to the following people: Uncle Ray and Aunt Fran, Brian Reed and the Reed Family, Tammy Bradley and Pam Wilcox, The Bath Family, The Genesis Home Health Care, The Huntsmen Cancer Institute, and the many doctors and nurses caring for her during her illness.