BOULDER, Colo. | Our beloved mother, Shirley Wilcox Brandes, formerly of Tuscaloosa, passed away peacefully at her home in Boulder, Colorado on June 29, 2014.
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She was preceded in death in 2000 by her husband of sixty years, Peter Brandes, Sr. M.D.
Mom was a voracious reader and a tireless letter-writer. She took great pleasure in completing the Saturday and Sunday New York Times crossword puzzles, reading the New Yorker from cover to cover, playing bridge, and outsmarting the smartest on Jeopardy. She was a proud graduate of Russell Sage College where she earned a BS in Nursing in 1939.
Survivors include her three children, Peter Brandes, Jr. (Zelda Laskowsky) of Oakland, California, Robert Brandes (Sandy Schwolgin) of Canton, Georgia, and Susan Brandes (Len Aitken) of Boulder, Colorado, as well as several grandchildren. Our mother will be missed by her family, relatives, and friends from all over the United States.
We want to thank caregivers at Dignity Care, Frasier Meadows, and Tru Hospice. If you wish, contributions can be made to Tru Community Hospice, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026.
A family memorial service and interment of our parents' ashes will be held in Peekskill, New York at the Cortlandt Cemetery later in the year.
Please share thoughts, memories and condolences at www.legacy.com. Arrangements by M. P. Murphy and Associates Funeral Directors, Boulder, CO.
M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors
7464 Arapahoe Road Boulder, CO 80303-1500
Published in Tuscaloosa News on July 27, 2014