Carolyn Grace Branning, 83, Pinecrest Manor, Mt. Morris was called home on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at KSB Hospital, Dixon.
She was born May 26, 1929 in Oregon, the daughter of Jacob and Wilhemina (Bulthaus) Jacobs.
Carolyn graduated from Stillman Valley High School in 1947.
After graduation she was a personal secretary at National Lock and Company, Rockford, and then at Kable News, Mt. Morris, until August of 1955.
Carolyn married Melvin Branning on Aug. 20, 1955 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon.
Leaving to cherish many wonderful memories are her sons, Steven (Annette), Kelvin (Kathy), both of Rockford, Paul, Oregon; and daughter, Debra Zuniga, Oregon; grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Brett, Brittney, Kaitlyn, Sarah, and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Blake, Graham, Alana, Owen, and Hailey; and a sister, Ruth Shelly, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents; brothers, John and Ben Jacobs; sister, Alice Lindvall; and grandson, Jacob Zuniga.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pinecrest Manor, Dixon Davita, and KSB Hospital for their care, also thank you to Pastor Brion Brooks for his visits and prayers, and a special thank you to nephew Jim Lindvall for his weekly visits and card games.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon, with a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Burial will be at the Ebenezer Cemetery.
Arrangements were completed by Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon.
Memorials may be directed to Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris.
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