Betty E. Braun

practiced card-player, league bowler, micro-electronics assembler and yearlong Christmas shopper, met her Redeemer Monday, April 22, 2013. Born Betty Pate on May 29, 1935, and the middle child of nine, Betty was preceded by her first husband and high-school sweetheart, Richard Jenkins and lives on in memory through her husband, Dale Braun; her children, Debbie, Cindy and Rick and Dale's children, Robin, Terry, and Billy, as well as numerous grandchildren and beloved great-grandchildren. A woman who always made room for one more at her table, Betty insisted that the meal "had a balance of color." Asked about her more memorable traits, Dale Braun remarked, "She loved to celebrate and travel. And I'll be surprised if I don't find Christmas presents for the kids hidden throughout the house in the coming year." Her three children will tell you, "You always had to watch out for her friends because they were everywhere and would catch you." "As we grew up she would let us learn from our mistakes rather than dictate every step of our lives." "She was there for you." Betty made a point to see her nine great-grandchildren as often as possible. She loved to go to the movies, had a standing appointment to get her hair permed, could always make money from a slot machine, and made the best homemade macaroni and cheese.

She loved to laugh.

Betty will be missed dearly by many. Her 1953 Adrian High School yearbook sums up: "Betty - Small of stature, quiet of manner, but what a girl!" The family extends their deepest thanks for the care shown by Villa Tampico Care Home and Casa de La Luz Hospice. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. If desired, the family wishes any donations in her name be made to Casa de La Luz Hospice at

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