Obituary for Dolores Rae Branham

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Dolores Rae Branham

July 26, 1933 - March 3, 2017

Dolores Rae (Purvis) Branham, age 83, entered into eternal rest on March 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving children and devoted church family at her residence in Montrose, Colorado. She was a former resident of Morgantown, Indiana.

Dolores was born on July 26, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late, Leslie Kenneth and Beatrice Irene (Richardson) Purvis. She was a 1951 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis and went on to marry, Morris Branham Jr. on May 15, 1952 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on August 24, 2003 after 51 loving years of marriage.

Dolores was a homemaker and a devoted and loyal member of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn in Indiana and Colorado. She, along her twin sister Doris, volunteered as a Mid-Wife for the church since the early 1960’s. Dolores was an avid reader of the Bible and enjoyed quilting, singing and traveling with her sister. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Dolores will be remembered for her unwavering faith in God and her passion for helping others.

She is survived by her children, Pamela Rae (Norman) Nation of Montrose, CO, Matthew Aden (Terri) Branham of Olathe, CO, and Darlene (David) Keeton of Montrose, CO, ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband; two children, Polly Ann Francis and Mark A. Branham; grandson, Jeremiah Joel Branham; great granddaughter Ella Dawn Byers; sister, Rene Rita Madden and her twin sister, Doris Mae White and son in law, Robert “Rob” Byers.

Bro. Stan White will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center; 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from noon until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Dolores to the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, 5885 S. Lick Creek Rd., Morgantown, IN 46160 

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Branham family at Information: 812-597-4670  



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Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: July 26, 1933
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Helen Ann posted on 3/5/17

A Sister who was a great example of love and faith. A gentle soul. I always looked forward to seeing her, because I knew I'd be shown love. May the Lord put his arms around you and hold you.


David and Erma Sloate posted on 3/4/17

She was a great example of living the faith she will be missed greatly Love and prayers for the family


Karen and Hershel Rodgers posted on 3/4/17

To each member of her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, our prayers for a peace and comfort that only God can give are for each of you. We have many great memories of her.


Pam Spicer posted on 3/4/17

My deepest condolences. She was a dear and loving woman. The world is better for her being in it.


Randy & Dana Thompson posted on 3/7/17

What a wonderful example of strength and courage , yet compassion and love. She was always there to lift up the hands that might hang down, and was such an encouragement with a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed, prayers and love to all the family !


Sister Joyce Brown posted on 3/7/17

Doris and Delores were our Greeting Committee when Phil and I moved to Morgantown oh so many years ago and they were such a blessing and made us feel at home. They are forever in my wonderful memories of that time and always in my heart.


Brenda Byers Pope Johnson posted on 3/7/17

I have so many great memories of going to Junior and Delores' home in Morgantown. They had such a loving home. She definitely will be missed. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss and I will be praying for all of you.


Shawn Branham (Grandson) posted on 3/6/17

I'm so thankful for the wonderful Grandmother I had and for all the good I seen her do. Always up and about the Lord's business!! Thru her trials and many joys, she was consistently the same. Love you Grandma and so thankful that your suffering has ended. You'll live on in our hearts and minds forever! How we long for that glad reunion day!!


Ronald L Clark posted on 3/6/17

Never Could Tell You Two Apart, But my Luv for You Two was to the Moon and Back. Until we Meet Again. Ps Meet Me by the Eastern Gate <3


Douglas Branham & Family posted on 3/6/17

Your gonna be greatly missed Auntie ! Thanks for being a great example to all of us and the prayers and Faith that you always gave & shared so many times through your life's journey !


Destiny Cunningham posted on 3/19/17

I'm so very sorry for your loss.. She was such a kind woman and a wonderful example. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. The video is a testament to the beautiful life she lived. Thank you for sharing.


Tracy Ferguson posted on 3/5/17

Very sad for your lose.