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Madelyn Irene Braden

April 26, 1949 - January 17, 2012
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Madelyn Irene Braden, 62 years young, of Coronado, CA, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on January 17, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA. She was born Tuesday, April 26, 1949, in San Diego, CA to Bill and Maudie Rodgers who preceded her in death. She was baptised Catholic at St. Rita's Church. Her personality was pleasing and she had an attractive quality from her youth that drew lifelong friends to her. She extended grace to all and was forgiving toward those who would be unfriendly to her, having no malice in her heart. Maddy had a love of popular music from the start and would spend her allowance on a new 45rpm...
Madelyn Irene Braden, 62 years young, of Coronado, CA, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on January 17, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA.
She was born Tuesday, April 26, 1949, in San Diego, CA to Bill and Maudie Rodgers who preceded her in death. She was baptised Catholic at St. Rita's Church. Her personality was pleasing and she had an attractive quality from her youth that drew lifelong friends to her. She extended grace to all and was forgiving toward those who would be unfriendly to her, having no malice in her heart.
Maddy had a love of popular music from the start and would spend her allowance on a new 45rpm record each week. She is remembered for sharing her music as a disc jockey with all the neighbor kids at parties in her backyard. This is when she discovered how lucky she was entering and winning contests on the radio stations, a pastime she continued throughout her life.

Maddy attended local schools: Valencia Park Elementary, St. Rita's, O'Farrell Junior High, Samuel Morse High and Kelsey Jenny College. After graduating from Kelsey Jenny, Maddy worked at the San Diego Library, and the County Medical Services of San Diego and some temporary office work in Oceanside.

She married Navy Corpman Joseph Braden in 1970. They raised two sons and a daughter. Military life took her family from San Diego to Oceanside,CA, Waipahu,HI, Aurora,CO, Lemoore,CA, Oakland,CA and back to San Diego.

Maddy rejoined the workforce and retired September 30, 2004 after 25 years of civil service for the Federal Government. Her colleagues said they enjoyed working with her saying Maddy was very bright, diligent about her work, gave 100% all the time and stayed focused on her job. She got along with everyone, was fun, upbeat and always friendly.

Maddy and her daughter moved to Coronado,CA in 1992. Her sons eventually joined her in Coronado. She loved riding the Coronado ferry to and fro. She enjoyed going to good movies with family, friends and even by herself sometimes. She was good at bowling and had lots of fun at the lanes. She was known to show those one armed bandits a thing or two at the casinos.

Maddy believed in staying in close touch and visiting her family and friends; arranging get togethers and out of town trips. She loved and was loved by all. No one will forget her striking blue eyes, infectious laugh and enthusiastic sense of humor.

Maddy leaves behind her sons: Paul Martin Braden, Phillip Michael Braden, daughter Patricia Marcia Jones and son-in-law: Michael-James de Vasconcellos Jones, granddaughters: Shaianne Marcia Braden, Rebekah Rae Braden, grandsons: Lucas Perry Jones, Logan Michael-James Jones, step-granddaughters: Rachel Ann Ibarra, Jessica Marie Ibarra and her daughter Lilyanna, sister: Marcia Jean Horn and brother-in-law: Ron Horn, Nephews:Trent Horn, Cory Horn, Niece: Stephanie Horn, former husband: Joe Braden and family members who remained in her heart.

The funeral services will be held at 12pm on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary, in the Salli Lynn Chapel, 4300 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113.
Immediately followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego, CA 92102

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"Maddy you are a beautiful and loving spirit that now sleeps awaiting the promised day. I am thankful for the time our paths in life intersected and you..." Hubert Lee (San Diego, CA)

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