Magdalena “Lena” Dietiker Bradley

Magdalena “Lena” Dietiker Bradley

Magdalena “Lena” Dietiker Bradley

November 16, 1948~May 13, 2023

Magdalena “Lena” Dietiker Bradley 74, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Lena was born on November 16, 1948, to Gabriel and Guadalupe Orona in San Bernardino, California. She was raised in Colton, California to then move in 1994 to Okaloosa County where she had been a resident ever since. Her family called her Maggie (short for Magdalena – comes from Mary Magdalena in the bible) and then as she got older, they called her Lena.

Lena retired from Winn Dixie in 2018 where she worked in the photo lab as the photo lab manager and as a cashier before that.  She loved being a photographer, she was in photography since 1968 and worked in many different photo labs and used many different machines where she created the perfect pic. She remembers getting her first camera in 1967.

Lena was a Christian by faith and a member of First Methodist Church of Crestview.

Lena is preceded in death by her husbands, Vernon “Tom” Dietiker – Army National Guard and Dean Raymond Bradley – Air Force Vet., her sisters, Yvonne Orona and Veronica Gabaldon and her brother, Joel Orona.

Lena is survived by her son, Michael Gabriel Dietiker (Abby), her two brothers, Moses and Noah Orona, her sisters, Yolanda Ramos (Joe), Patricia Moreno (Louie), Lupe Orona and Merle Lukenbill.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at First Methodist Church Christ Chapel with Reverend/Doctor Ronnie Bearden officiating. Burial to follow at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at First United Church Christ Chapel.

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Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.




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Nathalie Bass

May 21, 2023, 2:06 pm

Lena was a wonderful lady. She was a big part of my life as a young adult. I remember how positive she was. She will be missed. I will always hold a piece of her in my heart.

I am sorry the world loss such a great woman, however we were lucky to have had her in our lives.

Susan Hill

May 23, 2023, 3:07 pm

One of the most thoughtful, creative, compassionate and generous persons I’ve ever known. Her loving spirit touched many lives, mine included.

Paul and Denise

September 29, 2023, 7:09 pm

Here it is 29 Sep 23 and we tried to call Lena. Her phone was disconnected. We have been friends with Lena a very long time. She and my husband shared the passion of photography. We were reaching out to her to share his most recent photography endeavors. It saddens us both to have learned she has passed. She was an inspiration to all and had a boundless zest for life. We want her family to know we loved her dearly. We are sorry for your loss. If you want to reach out and speak with us, please do so.

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