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July 4, 1940 ~ August 29, 2012
Marina - "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow nor crying. There shall be no more pain for the former things have passed." Rev. 21:4
Today we say goodbye to our loving mother, Juanita Branche. She was born on the Fourth of July, 1940 and she returned home peacefully on August 29, 2012. She worked for many years as a teacher's assistant for the MPUSD, as a home health aide and as a librarian. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Branche and is survived by her four children, Karen, Katrina, Juan and Natasha; her grandchildren, Tiffany, Shannon, Briana,Timothy and Ashley; and her great granddaughter, Kaylani. She is also survived by her sisters, brother and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank all the many family and friends for all of their thoughts and prayers at this time. Thank you to the staff at Villa Serra for all they did. Our mother will be greatly missed by all.
The Visitation will be held Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3:00pm at Bayside Community Mortuary, 1610 Noche Buena, Seaside. The Funeral will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:00am at Friendship Baptist Church and she will be laid to rest with our father at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, later in the day.
The family asks that any contributions be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation or to the
Published in The Monterey Herald on Sept. 7, 2012