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Catherine "Kit" Ora (Reams) Braly

August 12, 1923 - October 15, 2011

Catherine was surrounded by family as she peacefully entered into eternity with her loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born in Lake Charles, LA, Catherine graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1941. She married Jesse Braly in 1947. Catherine and Jesse moved to Visalia in 1976, where Catherine enjoyed teaching in the adult literacy program. She returned to Torrance in 2003. Catherine worked at Bank of America; in the medical office of Dr. Horton; as an executive secretary at CSU Dominguez Hills and later at College of Sequoias. She was then employed by Tulare County Courthouse and eventually retired from the position of office manager at First Baptist Church of Visalia. Catherine's passion was learning new things. She especially enjoyed history and researching her family genealogy. She was a member of El Redondo Chapter, NSDAR; General Joe Wheeler Chapter, UDC; Joel Brigham Chapter, USC of 1812; and SBCGS. She enjoyed playing Bingo and Scrabble with her friends. Catherine was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Catherine and her husband, Jesse. She is survived by her children, Cindi (Curt) Bradbrook, Andrea (Ted) Garrison and Norman (Donna) Braly. She leaves 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on November 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Torrance First Christian Church, 2930 El Dorado, Torrance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the ASPCA. Please sign the guestbook
at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 30, 2011
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