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Edith May (Moore) Braun


April 21, 2014

Edith May (Moore) Braun

Edith May (Moore) Braun passed away April 14, 2014, from natural causes at Big Sandy Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held Friday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at Big Sandy Methodist Church.

Edith was born on Feb. 28, 1927, in Havre, to Edward C. and Rose (Deem) Moore.  Her early years were spent at the Eagle Creek Ranch where her parents were employed by McNamara and Marlow. Edith had many early memories of ranch life with stories of the hired hands, the bum lambs she cared for and her faithful dog, Jack. When she reached school age she and her mother moved to Big Sandy. Edith's memories of that time included coming home from Sunday school and finding that her dad had arrived in from ranch work to spend the day, making Sundays extra special. Edith's father passed away unexpectedly when she was 6 years old. She and her mother continued to live in Big Sandy, and when she was a teenager Edith worked during the summer break from school with various farm families. These experiences gave her lifelong talents of being a good cook and excellent pie and cookie maker.  She could easily produce a meal large enough for any harvest crew. Edith spent one summer waiting tables in Havre at "The Dutch Shop Café."  After graduation from Big Sandy High School in 1947, she became employed at "Oliver's Self Service Grocery" in Big Sandy.

     One fateful night in 1947 at a dance she met Harold Braun, a local farmer, who had returned from the Army serving in Europe in World War II.  Love blossomed and by Oct. 23, 1948, the two were married.

     Edith and Harold started their married life on a small farm west of Big Sandy. To their happiness they added three children, Glenn, Cheryl and Douglas. They remained on the farm together for 49 years until Harold passed away in 1997. After his passing Edith moved to Havre. Even though she left the farm and Big Sandy, she always referred to both as "home."

     Edith moved back to Big Sandy to reside at Big Sandy Medical Center in the fall of 2013. Edith was a lifelong member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Rebekahs and the Rohrer Memorial Methodist Church. She held many offices in each organization and for many years was a Sunday school teacher.

    Edith loved to sew, knit, crochet, oil paint and garden. Fall could find her freezing and canning the bounty from the garden she and Harold would raise.

    She treasured most of all her family and times spent with them. She also treasured her lifelong friends near and far by sending letters of correspondence to all.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold in 1997; and daughter, Cheryl in 2009.

Survivors include her sons, Glenn (Vicki) of Big Sandy and Douglas (James) of Atlanta, Ga .; son-in-law, Dave (Ann) Carlson of Havre; sister-in –law, Emma Braun of Great Falls; grandchildren, Gary, Michael, Mitchael, Jeffrey, Shane, Tara, Noah, Day and Paloma; great-grandchildren, Dundee, Regan, Riley, Brielle and Adeline; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Condolences can be made to http://www.misermortuaries.com.


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