|9/29/2012 11:41:00 AM|
Carolyn Mae Cozart Branom
Carolyn Mae Cozart Branom, 68, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at The Fred Lowthian Care Center of cancer in Belfair, Washington.
Carolyn was born on March 2, 1944 in Wenatchee to Harold and Maymie Cozart. She grew up in the resort town of Chelan. She left to attend college at the University of Washington in Seattle and pledged Alpha Gamma Delta. She became a Sigma Alpha Epsilon Little Sister of Minerva where she met her husband Steve Branom. Carolyn and Steve were married on July 30, 1966 in Chelan. She graduated from UW with a BA in Sociology.
Carolyn was a huge Husky fan and she and Steve have been Tyee members since 1981. They held impressive tailgating parties with friends and loved supporting their Alma Mater.
She and Steve moved to Issaquah to raise their two daughters, Stacey and Sara. Carolyn was a devoted wife and mother who took care of everyone including volunteering for the Tim and Dan Watts Guild and doing philanthropic work for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She and Steve moved from Issaquah in 2010 when Steve retired from law and they spent their time between their Belfair, Hood Canal and Palm Desert, California homes with their friends and family.
Carolyn was an avid reader, but also enjoyed sports and nature. She belonged to the then Issaquah Tennis Club where she played often and participated in many tournaments over the years. She also played golf regularly. Later in life, she became a hiker and joined a group of friends who would hike once a week around Rainer, the Snoqualmie area and Tiger and Cougar Mountains in Issaquah. In addition, she enjoyed watching and identifying birds.
She is survived by her husband Steve who resides in Belfair and Palm Desert, daughters Stacey Branom who lives in Seattle and Sara Chance; grandchildren Benjamin, Madeleine and Zachary Chance who live in Maple Valley. Her mother Maymie still lives in Chelan and will be celebrating her 99th birthday in January. She also has an older sister, Janice McClendon who resides in Palm Desert; her niece Seri McClendon who lives in Pasadena and her nephew Mark McClendon who resides in Entiat. On the Branom side of the family, she is survived by seven in-laws and eight nieces and nephews. Throughout her life, she met and made many good friends who have been a wonderful network of support for her and her family.
Carolyn was a huge dog lover and owned many dogs, the most current one named Max, aged 8, a Lhasa Apso and Bichon Frisé mix.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, P.O. Box 19024, J5-200, Seattle, WA 98109-1024, (800) 279-1618.
Carolyn's favorite quote was from a propaganda poster produced by the Government of the United Kingdom in 1939 during the beginning of WWII intended to raise the morale of the British: "Keep Calm and Carry On.
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