Obituary: Charlotte Fern Branson
Charlotte Fern Branson, 91, of Prescott, Ariz., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 26, 2009. She was born on Friday, July 13, 1917, in Chanute, Kan., the daughter of Daniel Earl and Sacha Marie (Marshall) Byers.
She married Wilbur Branson on Oct. 11, 1936, in Redondo Beach, Calif., where they resided and raised their family. Charlotte was active in the PTA and the church, teaching Sunday school there for 30 years. They retired in 1972 and moved to Lake Isabella, Calif. Charlotte and Wilbur shared 56 wonderful years together until Wilbur's death in 1992.
Charlotte was active in Job's Daughters during her teen years. Later, P.E.O. became a very meaningful part of her life and in 1948 she joined Chapter HZ in Redondo Beach, Calif. After moving to Prescott Valley, Ariz., in 1996, she joined Chapter BG. Charlotte was a P.E.O. member for 61 years.
She enjoyed excellent health until about two years ago and because of advancing macular degeneration she decided to sell her home and move to Granite Gate Senior Living Community. Ultimately, she had to give up her two favorite hobbies, oil painting and reading, but did enjoy listening to books on tape and making new friends through the many activities provided there.
Charlotte is predeceased by her parents, her husband Wilbur and her sister Allyene Synovec. She is survived by her sons, Wayne R. and wife Judy L. Branson, William J. Branson and Bev Peterson of Prescott, Ariz.; sister Patricia A. and husband Bill Hatch; grandchildren David A. and wife Theresa J. Branson, Cheryl D. and husband Chris L. Harold, Steven J. and wife Lori A. Branson, Jeffery S. and wife Timoree Branson, Matthew J. Branson and W. Mark Branson. Charlotte is also survived by great-grandchildren, Connor J. Branson, Ryan C., Brittany L., Sarah K. and Megan N. Harold, Sarah M., Scott J. and Rachel A. Branson, Haylee A., Jay A. and Heidi M. Branson and Shea B. Branson.
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