1925 - 2010
Janie Brader, 85, died Nov. 18, 2010 in Ajo, Ariz.
Janie Evelyn Strother Brader was born Jan. 10, 1925 in Cottontown, Tenn. to John Henry Strother and Elizabeth Ardelia Dorr Strother, the 13th of 14 children. She graduated from Gallatin High School in 1943.
Mrs. Brader worked for the telephone company and later for Union Carbide on the Manhattan Project in k-25. She moved to Michigan after World War II and worked for a number of different manufacturing companies, before moving to Phoenix where she met and married Douglas R. Brader in the early 1960s. Together they founded Allied Arts Corporation, a commercial photographic studio in Phoenix.
In the late ’60s, Janie and Doug had one son, Gregory Alan Brader, and in the late 1970s moved to Payson where, among other things, they owned Rye Bar & Grill for a time.
They left the area, but moved back to Payson in the 1990s, at which time Mrs. Brader became active in real estate.
In their later years, the couple moved to various parts of the country making new friendships that lasted a lifetime.
Over the years they called many places home including Ajo, Payson, Camp Verde, Prescott Valley, Upper Round Valley, as well as Gallatin, Tenn., Deming, N.M., Thompson Falls, Mont., Spring Valley, Calif., and most recently, back to Ajo.
Mrs. Brader was a real estate broker in Arizona and Tennessee. She and her husband also enjoyed home remodeling and traveling throughout the U.S.
She is survived by Doug, her husband of nearly 49 years who resides in Ajo; and their son, Greg, who resides in northern California.
A memorial service was held Nov. 24 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Ajo.