Thyra Allene (Ginger) Braden

Dates

August 11, 1927 - December 24, 2011

Obituary

Thyra Allene “Ginger” Braden was born August 11, 1927, at Alta, IA, to James and Georgia (Cooper) Cloud. She graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls. On December 25, 1948, she married Robert E. Braden in Emery. They lived in Deming, New Mexico, and then moved to Mitchell. She worked at Montgomery Wards, and then in 1961, she and her husband purchased the Emery Enterprise form her father. In 1975, they purchased the Alexandria Herald. Her husband printed and operated the press, while Ginger set the type for both papers until they retired and moved to Mitchell in 1987. She was a longtime active member of the First United Methodist Church and was editor of the church newsletter, The Flame. She was a member of the Quilting Club and she crocheted the Lords’ Prayer, The Last Supper, the 23rd Psalm and donated them to the church. She was a member of the Lady Bugs, Moose Lodge, VFW Auxiliary and the DAV Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, snowmobiling and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; one son, Eddy Braden of Mitchell; four grandchildren: Matthew Braden and special friend, Katie Mebius of Sioux Falls, Jamie Robinson and husband, Gregory of Mitchell, Kimberly Braden and special friend, Glenn Cantrell of Tripp, Jerry Axsom and wife, Kathy of Mitchell; a daughter-in-law, Janet Stoffel of Salem; eight great-grandchildren: Patrick, Dillon, Katelyn, Alexis, Erren, Destiny, Madison, Xavier and special relatives: Judy Reeter of Brookings, Dixie Hawkey of Sioux Falls and Shelly Brown of LeMars, IA.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Rex Cloud, one sister, Elaine Estenson, a daughter-in-law, Linda Braden and granddaughter, Dawn Axsom.


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
First United Methodist Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Time
10:30 AM
Location
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


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