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Branson (AP)
Caralee J. Branson

Posted on Oct. 6, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

June 6, 1931 - Oct. 4, 2013

GOSHEN — Caralee Joan Branson, 82, died at her home Friday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2013, after an extended illness.

She was born June 6, 1931, in Goshen to Henry and Mary (Fechner) Baumgarten.

She married Dale Branson on Feb. 10, 1951, in Goshen.

He survives along with two sons, Michael John (Susi) Branson of Leesburg and Thomas Alan (Jamie) Branson of Goshen; a granddaughter, Tiffani Branson; a great-granddaughter, Camryn Branson; and a sister, Blanche (David) Amsler of Brooksville, Fla.

A 1949 graduate of Goshen High School, Mrs. Branson worked for the city of Goshen in the clerk-treasurer’s office for 14 years.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed sewing and playing Bunco.

Friends may call an hour prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. The Rev. John Hickey, Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in West Goshen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Riley Children’s Hospital.