Carol Marie Braun

June 14, 1932February 16, 2021

Carol Marie Braun 88, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021at Lutheran Medical Center. She was born June 14, 1932 in a sod house on the Western Prairie in Lydia, Kansas to William and Eva Olga (Brock) Bloedorn.

At a young age, Carol and her family moved to Alexandria, Minnesota. After graduating from high school in Alexandria, Minnesota, Carol relocated to Denver, Colorado where she spent most of her working career in the banking field. While a member of a Lutheran Fellowship Group in Denver, she met the love of her life, Orvin Robert Braun. Carol and Orvin married on October 21, 1961. Carol enjoyed sewing, reading, Word with Friends, calling bingo, many church activities and spending time with her grandchildren

Carol had a strong faith in Jesus Christ, as her savior, and in the teachings of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include daughters, Deidre Lin and Jill (Stoney) Runnion; brother, Richard (Dawn) Bloedorn; grandchildren, Eroica (Sam) Davis, Branden (Shannon) Baker, Courtney (Joe) Abeyta, Randall Runnion, Kayla Pacheco, Kaytlin Pacheco and Bailey Runnion; great-grandchildren, Zyla Abeyta, Sophia Davis, Jordan Abeyta and Owen Baker.

Carol was proceeded in death by her parents, William and Olga Bloedorn; husband, Orvin Braun; daughter, Wende (Braun) Pacheco and sister, Vivian (Bloedorn) Bushman.

A visitation will be held on Thursday February 25, 2021 at Crown Hill Cemetery from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Wheat Ridge Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge, Colorado on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Following the service, burial will take place at Olinger Eastlawn Cemetery in Aurora, Colorado.


26 February

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Wheat Ridge Evangelical Lutheran Church

8600 W. 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

26 February

Committal Service

11:30 am

Olinger Eastlawn Cemetery

19600 East Smith Road
Aurora, CO 80011


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


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Deborah Adame

February 25, 2021

Carol attended my yoga class for many years and our friendship went beyond the classroom. We often end sessions with hugs and as I was making my way around the room I came to Carol. She had tears in her eyes as she told me that she loved me. Of course the feeling was so mutual and I have tears now just thinking of her. I am so thankful that I was blessed with Carol in my life.

Eroica Davis

February 23, 2021

Carol was my grandmother and was a pillar of strength and love, not just her family, but for many other families as well. She was and will continue to be a very large part of my life, and I can only hope to raise my daughter, whose middle name was chosen honor of Grandma, with some of the guidance and life lessons she gave me. I know you are smiling down on us from above, Grandma, and that you are with Grandpa and Wende now. We all love you so very much. You will be forever missed.

Becky Sassaman

February 22, 2021

Carol will be greatly missed, she was a second mother to so many. Blessed to have had her in my life. Love you Carol.

Tracy Prioste

February 22, 2021

Carol was a very dedicated volunteer to the Wheat Ridge Active Adult center. She kept our attendance binders and volunteer hours impeccably organized and tallied. It was wonderful to see her exercise with her friends at the center. It was amazing that she joined exercise class on Zoom. We will miss Carol so very much.