September 29, 1923 ~ June 18, 2014|
Louiene Heninger Brammer, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 18, 2014. At the time of her death she was in the company of her husband of nearly 65 years, Joseph, and her family.
Louiene was born on September 29, 1923 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. She was the fourth child and first daughter born to Wilford Abijah and Mabel King Heninger. Louiene grew up in Raymond and from an early age she and her sister Bernice loved horses and would ride whenever possible. She and Bernice would ride their horses in the annual Dominion Day (Canada Day) Parade on July 1st.
After high school in Canada, World War II was raging and Louiene went to Montreal to live with her older brother Maurice and his wife Vera. She worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation while living there. After the war she and her sister Bernice moved to Provo to attend Brigham Young University. In 1948 she met Joseph Smith Brammer in one of her classes. They were married the following year on July 27, 1949, in the Cardston Alberta Temple.
After dental school the young family settled in Southern California where Joe had his dental practice. There they raised their five children and cultivated friendships that have lasted a lifetime.
In 1989 Louiene developed a heart problem that became critical. A heart transplant would prolong her life for another 25 years. After the transplant Joe and Louiene moved to Provo, Utah where they made many more dear friends and resided until her death. Louiene was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held church callings all of her life and was always quick to serve others. She was also known for her quick wit and love of reading. She was loved deeply by her husband and all of her children. In the last years of her life each child came to visit repeatedly to help her and Joe. She considered her children her very best friends.
Louiene was preceded in death by her parents Wilford and Mabel Heninger, brothers Bryant Vernon, Maurice King, and Mark Ward, sister Mary Heninger Schummers. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Joseph Smith Brammer, children Helen Heder (James), Robert Heninger Brammer (Paula), Carolyn Brammer (Tris Yerrington), John Joseph Brammer (Natalie) and Margaret Brammer Reeves. She is also survived by sister Bernice Blackham, and brother Richard Wilford Heninger, 15 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Sat., June 28 at 11 a.m., Edgemont 9th Ward, 4300 North Canyon Road, Provo, Utah. There will be a viewing at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home Friday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. and also Sat. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the
. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.walkersanderson.com
Published in Deseret News on June 25, 2014