Shirley Marie Braham

December 23, 1935September 12, 2020
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Shirley Marie Braham entered earth on December 23, 1935 and entered heaven into her husband's open arms September 12, 2020. She was a devoted daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all. She was born and raised in Waco, Texas where she graduated Waco High School class of 1954. Shortly after, she married her lifelong soulmate Christmas Day 1954. She was a military wife who traveled around the world until his retirement from thr United States Air Force in 1971. She was known for making the impossible happen and always being a caretaker. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Arlington for 45 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband USAF TSgt and Vietnam Veteran Douglas Earl Braham, Sr., parents Claude Crues "Bill" Butler and Hazel Orlena Cunningham, brothers C.K. "Ted" Butler and R.K. "Bob" Butler.

She leaves behind her four children Debra "Debbie" Marie, Steven "Steve" Wayne, William "Bill" Edward, and Douglas Earl Jr. and wife LaDonna, daughter-in-law Jan, grandchildren Steven Wayne, Ashley Marie, Douglas Matthew, Dawson Earl, Austin Lee and Lauren Elizabeth, as well as her great grandchildren Kyli Marie and Karsin Hurley.

They say "A lady always knows when it's her time to leave."


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


  • Committal Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


Shirley Marie Braham

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John Pierce

September 18, 2020

R.I.P MeMaw...your legacy lives on through your kids/grandkids/great-grandkids. I'll do my best to love an care for Ashley & Kyli


John M. Pierce

Lauren Braham

September 17, 2020

I remember sewing a dress with her and Kyli Schmitzer. I loved that dress so much. I love you mema.

Leanne and Gary Trammell

September 17, 2020

Bill, we are praying for you at this time. Reading your mom's obit, we can tell she was a beloved mother. You gave her great care, comfort and solace during her life. Prayers for you and family during this time. Gary and Leanne

Ashley Schmitzer

September 16, 2020

You had a good long run Mema!
Lots of good memories.
Enjoy heaven, you deserve a break.
Love you please keep watch over us
Give Papa a hug and kiss for me!

Lovella Hayden

September 16, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Shirley and her family have been our next door neighbors for more than twenty years, she will be missed. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Amamda Singleton

September 15, 2020

I never knew Mrs. Braham personally, but I knew her through my sister Jan Braham, from the stories she would tell me of Mrs. Braham, She seemed though she was a giving and loving person.

I am truly sorry for the families loss, you all will be in my prayers.

Cheryl Wrenn (Grammont)

September 15, 2020

My fondest memories of Shirley, is our trips to the beach. Our families have been close for as long as I can remember.
Shirley we such a special lady, and loved by many.
My sincere condolences.
She will live in our hearts and memories forever. 💔💔💔

Kathy Foster

September 14, 2020

I will miss making her laugh. Love you mom. ❤️

JAN Braham

September 14, 2020

A Loving MOTHER,grandmother,TO everyone she ever met.
I will miss you and our long talks
RIP love you


September 14, 2020

Sorry for your loss.

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