Marjorie Maxine (White) Branine

marjorie branine

August 16, 1917 ~ December 30, 2020

Born in: Oak Hill, Kansas

Graveside service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Marjorie Maxine (White) Branine, 103, passed away December 30, 2020.
Survivors: Son – Gregg (Anna Lou) White, Daughter – Judy Knight. Grandchildren – Eric (Mila) Knight, Erin (Jerome Griffin) Ladrini, Dustin (Emma) White. Great Grandchildren – Shelby (Katie) Knight, Colin Knight, Kaylie (Dalton) Thomas, Bailah (Dale) Main, Finn Greggory White. Great-Great Grandchildren – Cameron Fairchild, Alicia Thomas, Aiden Main, Layla Main.
Branine Family – Barbara Branine, Erik and Family and Tiffany and Family. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: Parents – Leo Howell Martin and Mabelle Anna Martin. Brother – Bob Martin. Sister – Geneva Weaver. Husband – Clifford (Red) White. Husband – Ivan Glenn Branine and Stepson – Dan Branine.
Marjorie was born August 16, 1917, in Oak Hill, Kansas. She was an operator for Bell Telephone, Concordia, Kansas (1930s), moved to Pueblo in 1940s with husband who was part of Army Air Corps during WWII. Moved back to Enid, Oklahoma after the war ended. In 1957, moved back to Pueblo. During a span of several years, worked at Conley’s Grocery/TV Repair and Sales as a clerk, Associated Grocers as a bookkeeper, and Long’s Auto Repair as bookkeeper.
Most important to her was spending time with her family and friends. Also enjoyed time at the family mountain cabin near Buena Vista that she and husband Clifford built. With second husband, Ivan, she enjoyed traveling between permanent home in Cheney, Kansas, cabin in Colorado and winter retreat in Yuma, Arizona. She also enjoyed playing bridge, especially at SRDA in her later years, watching “her” westerns (3 and 4 times over), reading, cross word puzzles, and attending her children’s activities. She was an avid Quilter for many years and many several quilts and afghans for family and friends.
Marjorie was a member of Eagles Lodge 145, Pueblo, Buttons and Bows Square Dance Club, and actively involved at First Presbyterian Church. Graveside service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church Music Memorial Fund, 220 W. 10th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 or Joni Fair Hospice House, 1107 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.


Graveside Service: January 13, 2021 2:00 pm

Mountain View Cemetery
1315 Acero Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004


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  1. My daughters called her “Grandma Great” and she truly was a special lady. I’m so thankful she entered my life when she married my Grandpa Ivan. She was always thoughtful and kind to me and my family. (Never forgetting a single family member’s birthday.) She was a blessing to everyone she interacted with. She will be missed.

  2. 2nd Cousin Maxine will be missed. I just loved this wonderful lady. She always was there for me when I needed her and Judy. They were there when I lost my mother, that meant the world to me.
    I was so happy to see her on her 100th birthday and to meet her whole family and friends was truly amazing.
    Our Deepest sympathies, love and prayers go to Judy and your whole family. May god bless you all and keep you safe in this time.

  3. Maxine was a gracious competitor & delightful bridge partner for many years at SRDA. When her family decided she was a possible street hazard, they garaged her suburban & made sure she didn’t miss the weekly bridge. The pandemic halted our bridge and kept Maxine without visitors. We spoke on the phone & wrote letters, but certainly missed the hugs & smiles. What an amazing, wonderful friend.

  4. I am so sorry for your entire family! I can’t believe what the last year was like for all of you! You are all in my thoughts and prayers for the loss of your Mom and also for your families health!♥️

  5. What sad news! Lots of love and caring thoughts for the ones left behind.
    Johanna Danielsson, Josef Mácsik
    Stockholm, Sweden

  6. I feel so lucky to have known Maxine. She was an amazing, lovely lady who always had a smile on her face. She was a wonderful bridge player. She never got upset, even if I trumped her ace! Everyone, including me, in our SRDA bridge group loved her. Rest in peace, my friend. I will never forget you.

  7. Maxine was a caring stepmother and grandmother. Later she enjoyed being Grandma Great. We were fortunate to spend time with her and Ivan in Yuma and Colorado. We Branines appreciated the loving care she gave Ivan during his long battle with alzheimers. We marveled at her self discipline and life long interest in staying mentally alert and independent. She was a very generous person and we Branines are glad to have had her in our life.

  8. Your Mother lived a good happy life. I was happy to have know her for a short time when we worked together at Associated Grocers

  9. Aunt Max came into our lives the when Ken and Kathy met many years ago. She was everyones Aunt no matter if she was a blood relitive or related by marriage (as in my family’s case). She treated everyone equally. I will remember her fondly as a kind and gentle lady that was the best dish washer this family will ever have! (Smiling at the memory) That’s how I will remember her. That’s how I see her in my mind. No matter if we gathered for Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, birthdays, or just a dinner at Ken and Kathy’s home…Aunt Max would be standing at the sink washing dishes…keeping up with them all day… I always asked her if she wanted help…she always said no and said she was almost finished… She only finished when she headed home! Lol!
    My condolences, love and prayers are extended to Judy, Gregg and family, Eric, Eirn, Kathy and Ken, and the rest of the family, as well all people who knew and loved Aunt Max. She was one of a kind women that will always be remembered with a smile.
    Love to all,
    Marie Johnson

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