Obituary of Caroline Anne Braden
Caroline Anne (Boomsma) Braden, age 76, joined her parents John Boomsma,
and Marymerle (Stelter) Boomsma in eternal rest, after a short battle
with Lung Cancer, along with all of her siblings including Florence
Boomsma, Suzanne Boomsma, Al Boomsma, Kathleen (Boomsma) Vercillino
(Thomas), Marymerle (Boomsma) Bramlett (Paul), John Boomsma, John (Jack)
Hamilton (Sharon), and several others on April 20, 2022.
Carrie was born on October 18, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois where she
married Harold "Skip" Braden in November of 1963. In 1966, they
welcomed a healthy baby boy - Phillip Lee. Soon after they would face
their first hurdle as a couple. Phillip would contract Spinal Meningitis
and inadvertently loose his hearing after a long illness. Carrie and
Skip faced the challenge together. Five years after the birth of their
son, they were blessed with a daughter - Heather. The couple moved from
Roseland, IL to Riverdale, IL in the early 1970s where they lived until
2006. The couple then moved to a temporary residence in Loveland,
Colorado until Skip and Phillip completed their beautiful home in
Bellvue, Colorado where Carrie was able to live out her days in comfort.
Carrie is survived by her husband Harold Braden (Bellvue, Colorado), son
Phillip Braden (Bellvue, Colorado), and daughter Heather (Braden)
McCutcheon (Doug Englehaupt, Ladd, Illinois). Doug and Heather have five
children between the two of them - Austin Englehaupt (Ladd, IL)
(Austin's son Hayden), John McCutcheon (Ladd, IL), Michael McCutcheon
(Lasalle, IL) (Paige Foster), and twins Evan and Ella Englehaupt (Ladd,
IL). Carrie is also a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by the aforementioned family members along with
her father-in-law Harold E Braden and mother-in-law Myrtle (Weitzel)
Carrie began to enjoy the game of golf in the 1980s. She joined the
Silver Lake Swingers Golf Club in Orland Park, IL where she played with
her mother-in-law. She became very involved with the club activities
and soon became President of the club. She coordinated many clubs’ events
throughout her time playing the game. Carrie was also an avid sailor
with her husband and would spend many weekends on Lake Michigan on the
Carrie will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother,
aunt, and friend to many. Carrie was fun loving not only to her own
children but to all in the neighborhood. Always welcoming everyone she
came in contact with.
She will be missed for her straightforward approach, for her ability to
keep kids on the straight path, for her comical side, her giving heart,
and the ability to yell so loud even the neighbors could hear her with
their doors and windows closed.
Services will be held at Viegut Funeral Home, Loveland, Colorado on
Sunday April 24, 2022. Viewing will begin at 10 am and service will
begin at 11 am.
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