OBITUARY

Jimmie Branam

April 15, 1938December 25, 2020
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Jimmie Branam, age 82, of Centralia, Washington passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020. Jimmie was born April 15, 1938.

Jimmie and Karen met when they were 6 years old and married on March 20th, 1960. They were married 60 years, 9 months, and 5 days but knew each other for 76 years. He was a Pressman for the Chronicle in Centralia, Washington and worked for the Hobart Democrat Chief in Hobart, Oklahoma before that. Jimmie also retired as the manager of USA Today newspaper of the NW region in 2000. He loved golf, camping, traveling, fishing, remodeling, his 57 Chevy, and kidding around with his wife Karen. Those who knew him remember his kind heart and how he could never turn down an opportunity to help another. He and Karen loved going to their high school reunions and keeping up to date with how everyone was doing. When their parents needed them, they would be there for them. They made 6 trips to Oklahoma in 2006 in order to help with their parents. Jimmie also belonged to the Elks Club, was the secretary of the Twin City Youth Football, Vice President of the NW Regional Tournaments of Babe Ruth Baseball, Co-President of Lynch Plaza School PTA of Portland, Oregon and the President of the Lewis County Learning Center.

Jimmie is survived by his wife, Karen Lee Branam; son David Branam (Girlfriend Ann) of Olympia, Washington; son Jeff Branam of Centralia, Washington; and daughter Kathy Branam of Centralia, Washington; sister Glenda Fisher of Luray, Virginia; sister in laws, Evelyn Thomas of Shrevesport, LA, and Ann McDowell of Burleson, TX; grandchild Kyson Fueston and grandchild Elysia Fueston, several nieces and nephews, great, and great great-nieces and nephews.

Jimmie is preceded in death by his father, Nuel Leon Branam; mother, Evelyn Branam Mitchell; and sister, Mary Kathryn Hutson.

A Memorial Service will be held at Sticklin Funeral Chapel on January 15, 2021.

In lieu of flowers please sent donations to Twin City Youth Football, PO Box 1071, Centralia Wa. 98531, the M.D.S. Foundation Inc. 4573 So. Broad St. Ste 150 Yardville NJ 08620, or Assured Hospice 1821 Cooks Hill Road Ste 201, Centralia Wa. 98531.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sticklinsfuneralchapel.com for the Branam family.

  • FAMILY

  • Karen Lee Branam, Wife
  • David Branam (Girlfriend Ann), son
  • Jeff Branam, Son
  • Kathy Branam, Daughter
  • Glenda Fisher, Sister
  • Kyson Fueston, Grandchild
  • Elysia Fueston, Grandchild

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Keith Lipps

January 15, 2021

Jimmie & I had a lot of good times in Hobart okla. During the 50’s and were good friends. I always stayed in touch throughout the years and I talked to Jimmie two days before he passed away. I would always talk to Jimmie’s mom at coy’s Discount Foods in Fredrick Okla. When was I was on business in Fredrick. I will miss Jimmie and will stay in touch with the family. Keith and Judy

Dave Northcutt

January 14, 2021

Many wonderfull memories of Jimmie and the great days Hobart allowed us to have. The thing I remember about Jimmie was his dedication to all he was involved in, work, sports and probably the greatest of those was his 100% dedication to his wife and children. We are never to old to learn from his lifestyle

dave northcutt

Darla Akin

January 11, 2021

Jimmie was such a kind man. He was my mom, Phyllis Branam Lucas', cousin and she was just thrilled when he and Karen came from Washington to see her a few years before she passed.

gene taylor

December 31, 2020


We will all miss Jimmie and we always remember the good times that we had at the Hobart 50's reunions. I only wish that we could of had one more before this happen. Karen, stay safe.

Virginia and Gene

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A little cutie always with a smile.

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Sunning and watching what's going on.

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all decked out in his Easter outfit. Looking good.

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First day of school. Neat looking overalls

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Cute little siblings.

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A little cutie always with a smile.

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Sunning and watching what's going on.

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all decked out in his Easter outfit. Looking good.

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First day of school. Neat looking overalls

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Cute little siblings.

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Karen Thomas and Jimmie Branam meeting in first grade.

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Smirky smile on his face. Better watch out girls.

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Family portrait Leon Evelyn, Jimmie, Glenda and baby Kathryn.

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Family portrait, making faces