Edna Mae Brannan

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Craig resident Edna Mae Brannan died April 6, 2003, at Valley View Manor. She was 76.

Brannan was born Feb. 20, 1927, west of Craig to John and Goldie (Eckternkamp) Gerber. She was raised and attended school in Craig, where she graduated from high school.

On July 11, 1948, she married Dale Brannan in Craig. Following their marriage, they lived on Upper Greasewood and in 1956, moved to Maybell where they lived the remainder of their lives.

Brannan enjoyed sewing -- she was excellent at embroidery -- and being with her family.

Brannan is survived by her daughter, Louise Irvine, of Lander, Wyo.; sons Pat (Glenda) Brannan, of Hayden and Wayne and Fred Brannan, of Maybell; grandchildren Laura Oatman, Jessica and Thomas Brannan and Lonnie, Aaron and Dale Irvine; sisters Mary Black, of Montrose, Colo., Norma Herman, of Colorado and Arizona, Goldie Arroyo, of Craig, and Judy Ruth, of Riverton, Wyo.; and brothers Eldon, Erv, Jim and Steve Gerber, all of Craig.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Maxine and Ruby; brothers Leonard, Carl and John; husband, Dale and an infant son and daughter.

Services were April 11, 2003, at Maybell Community Church with Ted Jump officiating. Betty Morris was the organist and Jessica Brannan recited a poem.

Soloists were Charlene Scott and Louise Irvine and selections were "Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Garden."

Pallbearers were Allen Chew, Steve Andrew, Sam McIntyre, Dave O'Connor, Monty Sheridan, Bruce Johnson and George Bowen Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Rick Nielson, Bert DeLambert, Dennis Criswell, Jeff Fry, Dude DeLambert and Doug McIntyre.

Interment was at Maybell Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maybell Community Fund in care of Grant Mortuary.

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