Bobby Braun

June 18, 1927July 29, 2018

Roberta Miriam Braun, known to her friends as Bobby, passed away July 29, 2018.

Mrs. Braun was 91 years old, born to the late Robert and Edna Parmiter Bachman in Hobart, Oklahoma. She grew up attending schools in that area including Oklahoma University. On September 12, 1946, she married Johnnie A. Braun, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1998. She moved with her husband to Wichita Falls in 1948 and in 1950, they purchased Brook and Eighth Drug Store. They operated the business for 47 years, where Bobby worked in the office managing the accounts, as well as, handling the Department of Human Resources as it applied to their business. She also did the over the counter buying and marketing. After retiring and being interested in history, she became actively involved in the Wichita County Archives, as a volunteer. She is a member of the Wichita County Historical Commission and as a member of the Wichita County Heritage Society, she acted a docent at Kell House and served on the Heritage Society Board for several years. She served as chapter president of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas for two terms and was also a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution. From the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of North Texas and from the Senate of the State of Texas she received awards of appreciation in 2004 for volunteerism and in 2012, she was a nominee for the Jefferson Award. Bobby was also an active volunteer for many years at the Humane Society, the Kemp Center and the North Texas Genealogical Society. With her love of history, Bobby saw the need for a history museum in Wichita Falls. She with others met in 2000 and through their endeavors the nucleus of a history museum was formed. She was one of the founding members of The Wichita County History Museum, now known as the Museum of North Texas History. She served on that board for ten years and was secretary until 2004. She with the help of others published the first newsletter and conducted the initial membership drive. She was the exhibit coordinator, directing both the spring and fall exhibits for six years, as well as, several interim exhibits. She performed other duties and activities pertinent to the Museum. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Denna and husband, Michael Masingill, a son John and wife, Denise Braun and two grandchildren, Allison Masingill and Staci Braun and two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Toryn. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 10th at 4:00 pm at the Museum of North Texas History located at 720 Indiana, Wichita Falls. Private Interment will be at Rose Cemetery in Hobart, Oklahoma, at a later date. For those desiring the family suggest, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Bobby Braun, may be made to the Museum of North Texas History, P. O. Box 1619, Wichita Falls, TX 76307, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at


  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 10, 2018

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Judith McGinnis

August 7, 2018

Was blessed to have known Bobby. She was a driving force at Museum Of North Texas History, working tirelessly to engage volunteers and keep the community interested in exhibits and events. She was loved by many and will be missed.

Paula Bradley

August 2, 2018

I first met Bobby in 1969 when I went to work at Brook & Eighth Drug. It was my very first real job and she and Johnnie treated me like their daughter. I loved both of them and Bobby sent me a Christmas card every year for many many years. Every time we would run in to each other we always enjoyed our visit. She loved her family so much and shared her love for all of you with me. I am very sad to hear of her passing but know she and Johnnie are having a ball together. Always remember God gave you memories so you can smile and I know you have many precious memories of Bobby!

Christi Dotter

August 1, 2018

Heaven has a lovely new resident. I loved working with Bobby on the board of the Heritage Society and The Museum of North Texas History. What a wonderful lady she was and a hard worker. Our community is a better place thanks to her untiring hours of volunteering and her beautiful personality.

My condolences to the family and to Bobby's many friends,
Christi Dotter