Dr. Sarah Juanita Braun
1934 - 2020
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Dr. Sarah Juanita Braun
Aiken - Dr. Sarah Juanita Braun, age 86, beloved wife of 58 years to the late Dr. Kenneth R. Braun, died Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Aiken Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Braun was born January 11, 1934 in Honea Path, SC to the Raymond and Ruth McNair Broome. She received her Liberal Arts degree in English literature from Erskine College and her Doctorate in Education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt. She had been a resident of Aiken, SC since 1960. She taught English at Aiken High until 1964, when she became a full-time mom. She was known as a caregiver to her family. In addition to supporting her family, she also supported the family practice, Braun Optometry on Richland Ave., for more than fifty years. She was very artistic and good at doing activities, such as festive Easter Egg Hunts with family. She was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Aiken and a current member of South Aiken Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her children, Ruth Lorraine Braun Blissitt (Dean), Aiken, SC, Kenneth Richard "Richi" Braun Jr. (Nancy), Aiken, SC, Misty Leigh Braun Anfinson (Scott), Bluffton, SC, and Heather Lee Braun, Aiken, SC; and eight grandchildren, Sydney, Brai, Sean, Emma, Kayla, Collin, Kelsey, and Isabella.
Services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to Willington Presbyterian Church, 937 Moss Ave., McCormick, SC 29835.
The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
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Published in Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Jul. 16 to Jul. 22, 2020.
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July 22, 2020
est in peace. I enjoyed your English class at Aiken High and remember you bringing in Gullah records for us to listen to. What a treat. I also remember that I did a lot of talking in that class and I want to apologize for making it harder on you to teach. I do not remember you fussing at me even though I deserved it. I taught for 27 1/2 years and I understand how tough it is to be a teacher. Loved every minute of it though. Thank you for being a good memory in my life. Bless your family.
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