Alice R. Brannan

Born: Fri., Jun. 22, 1928
Died: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Nov. 02, 2019
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Alice Rose Brannan June 22, 1928 - October 13, 2019 Alice Rose Brannan of Walla Walla, Washington passed away on October 13, 2019 at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, Walla Walla, Washington at 91 years of age. She was born on June 22, 1928, on the border between Canada and Ferry, Washington. A choice was given for her citizenship and her parents chose United States citizenship since they were living in Ferry, Washington at the time. Alice was the daughter of Harry C. Lembcke and Maude Gertrude (Magee) Lembcke. She had one older brother, George Lembcke. Alice grew up in Curlew, Washington where she attended school and graduated from high school. After graduating, she worked as an office nurse. Alice met her husband (while she was in high school) at a community social where Carl Hubert Brannan was playing his guitar in a band They later married on March 18, 1948 in Odessa, Ferry, Washington. The couple soon moved to Pilot Rock, Oregon where they raised their family. Alice began working for Dr. Richard Koch as his office manager/receptionist on July 1, 1957, a job she enjoyed very much. They worked together for 44 years until Alice retired and moved with her husband to Spokane, Washington. Carl and Alice attended the 1st Assembly of God church in Pendleton, Oregon and were life-time members. Alice taught Sunday School, but was remembered most for her job as Sunday School secretary. People still talk about how she clanged her special bell to announce the end of Sunday School and the beginning of the church service. Along with church activities, Alice also enjoyed the great outdoors. She enjoyed camping and fishing with her husband, friends and family. She liked to crochet and enjoyed collecting dolls and salt dips. She enjoyed music and loved listening to Carl and his brother Speedy play their guitar and banjo together. Her greatest joy was spending quality time with her family. She is survived by her son Jerry and wife Donna, daughter-in-law Judy Brannan, grandchildren David Brannan and wife Laura, Steven Brannan and wife Amber, Alison Brannan and Juli (Brannan) McKitterick and husband Justin, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl, her brother George and her son Larry. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm on November 2, 2019 at the Burns Mortuary chapel, Pendleton, Oregon. Following, at 4:00 pm, a dessert reception will be held at the Pilot Rock, Oregon City Council Chambers, 114 Alder Place (across from the post office).

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Lana Holcomb
   Posted Tue October 22, 2019
Alice was such a sweet lady, I felt very honored when she asked me to take over as the Sunday school secretary when she stepped down from doing the job for so many years. The entire Brannan family are so dear to my heart.
God bless each of you and I know you hav so many wonderful memories of you mom and grandmother.

Nicki Rasmussen Warren
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
Alice was a treasured legend to the town of PilotRock. She was the sweet compassionate lady we all spoke to to make an appointment to see Doc Koch and she did all she could to either make that happen immediately or she would gently and gracefully soothe your stress or deep concern with her soft soul. Dr. Koch and we were truly blessed to have had Alice Brannan in our Pilot Rock lives.

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