Loraine Bracewell

Loraine Matthew Bracewell Jr. (Matt) Matt Bracewell passed peacefully January 12, 2014 in Durango, Co, he was 87.
Matt was born & raised in Fort Worth, TX by L. M. Bracewell Sr. and Berneice Pitt Bracewell. He Graduated from Texas A & M with a Mechanical Engineering degree and served his country at the end of World War II.
He began his career in the oil field after college working in South Texas and Louisiana. In 1955 he married Doris Julie Gianelloni of Baton Rouge, LA. Matt & Julie raised 3 daughters in Houston, TX.
Matt began a career in the trust department of Houston Bank and Trust. In the early 1970s he started his own business, Bracewell and Associates in Houston doing estate planning and offering life insurance.
He moved to Durango, CO in 1995, still working with his Texas clients. He enjoyed photography, Photoshop and traveling in his motorhome.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave, Durango, CO, Saturday January 25, at 2:00 PM.
He is survived by his three daughters, Michelle Bracewell of Colorado Springs, CO, Juliet Whitfield of Durango, CO and Mellie Bracewell of Santa Fe, NM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to or the .


Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 22, 2014