Obituary of Thomas Earl Branson
Thomas Earl Branson was born in Omaha, Nebraska on January 18, 1938 to Earl Vachel and Marie Willa (Beacom) Branson. He married Janice Irene Bryan on June 8, 1957 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Thomas served twenty-four years in the United States Air Force and twenty years for the United States Postal Service as a City Letter Carrier. Mr. Branson was a Knight of Columbus 4th Degree. He passed away at his home in Stevenson, Washington on April 13, 2019 at the age of 81, surrounded by his loving family. Thomas will be missed by his wife Janice Branson of Stevenson, Washington; sons Rev. Fr. Dale A. Branson of San Tan Valley, Arizona, Timothy R. Branson and his wife Cathy of Payson, Arizona, Kevin L. Branson and his wife Becky of Glenwood, Washington, Todd A. Branson and his wife Yani of Gilbert, Arizona and Terry L. Branson and his wife Connie of Troutdale, Oregon; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren. A funeral mass was held at Our Lady Star of the Seat Catholic Church in Stevenson on April 16, 2019 with burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Hood River.