Caroline Braden

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

family sailboat.


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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10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Viegut Funeral Home
1616 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland , Colorado, United States

Funeral, Service

11:00 am
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Viegut Funeral Home
1616 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland , Colorado, United States


will be held at McGraffs
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