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Vera Law RIP

Everyone gathered at Vera Law’s funeral in July agreed on one thing – that the word ‘feisty’ described her perfectly. In her eighty-fourth year she thought as deeply and spoke as directly as she had done throughout her years in Bradford and her involvement in many aspects of community life. She was a widow for 48 years, but those years were full. Both before and after marriage she worked at Allied Initial Services, starting as a secretary and becoming manager of a department. Occasionally there was work and support for the Liberals.

Undergirding everything was her support for the Methodist Church – not just Sunday services, but also teachers’ meetings, choir rehearsals, and the Drama Group.

Vera was a lady Freemason, not a refuge for the shy and retiring; and of course she was a Soroptimist, always active in seeking out and encouraging new members. She was President 1971-2, in that action-packed time of Soroptimist International’s 50-year celebrations. In office or not she was always a force to be reckoned with in discussion, very happy to present the “opposing” point of view.

Her Club and her Golden Jubilee Chain Gang are proud to have been part of Vera’s life. She knew we valued her and we knew how much she loved her Soroptimist family.