1935 ~ 2021
Jeanne Dolores Branson, the beloved matriarch of the Branson and Morgan family, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sept. 18 at 86 years old. She will always be remembered as the warmest, gentlest, sweetest, and most generous woman by all who had the privilege to meet her. Her grace and kindness was admired by all who loved her. Jeanne didn't have a mean bone in her body and she lit up every room with her gentle humor and positivity.
She was born on June 28, 1935 to Florence and Oscar Nagengast in Torrington, Wyoming. She would eventually move to Azusa, California and graduate from Citrus High School in 1953. Throughout her life, she traveled the world, living in India with four small children, and even going to Papua New Guinea. She worked at the University of Utah for over forty years. In her usual fashion, Jeanne was beloved by her coworkers. She loved spending time with her loved ones, animals, traveling, puzzles, history, opals, flowers, aspen trees, solitaire, sudoku, movies, the color yellow, Frank Sinatra and John Denver, Little Bird, (Bear), and drinking wine while watching ABC's David Muir.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Allen and Crosby, sister Marilyn, and former husband, Lane Branson. She is survived by a family who loved her completely: her sister Joyce Hayes; her children, Kevin (Sunny), John, Stephanie, and Glenn; her grandchildren Michael (Nicole), Sean, Megan, Anna, Andrew (Emme), Maren (Jake), and Christian (Shannon); Donna, Sherri, and Judy Branson; and many beautiful friendships.
Her last day on Earth was full of so much love and she will be missed immensely. Per her request, there will be no service, but the family asks in lieu of flowers to donate to
Save the Children.
Words do not adequately describe how much she was loved, and how much she will be missed.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Sep. 22 to Sep. 27, 2021.