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Ruth Eloise Branyan
Died: Friday, December 14, 2012
Ruth Eloise Branyan, 79 of Copemish passed away Friday, December 14 at Munson Medical Center, joining her
family
in heaven. She was born IN Battle Creek on January 19,1933 to Rollin and Francis ( Fox) Branyan. Ruth retired from the U.S. Postal service and served many years as a volunteer through the Senior Companions Program. She will be remembered for her love of family and compassion for others. She had many hobbies. especially sewing quilts for her  grandchildren; reading, traveling, tending her flower gardens; camping-fishing-rock hunting with her family; feeding and watching wild birds in her backyard and cooking- whether trying out new reciipes from her beloved cookbook collection or making the family favorites..

Ruth was a lov ing mother fo four children; Charles E Goudreau ( Becki) of Montague; Denise Marteinez (Carlos) of Livermore, CA; Douglas T (Paula) Goudreau, St.Ignace;  John  Goudreau ( Barb Rennie) of Thompsonville, MI;, grandmother of eight grandchildren and one great grandchiid. Also a sister Lillian Mae Stephens of High Springs, Florida; and was preceeded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Branyan and a brother, Rollin "Johnny" Branyan Jr.;
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Her life will be celebrated by a gathering of friends and family in Wolverine at a later date, when the lilacs are bloooming and spring is in the air. Cremation has taken place, and Dodson Funeral Home, St.Ignace assisted the family with arrangements.
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