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Beulah M. Brayton, 87, of Greeley, Colorado formerly of Grand Island
and Shelton, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Greeley.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand
Island. The Reverend Scott Jones will officiate. Burial will
be in the Shelton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brayton was born October 22, 1922 at home in Adams County, Nebraska
the daughter of George (Howard) and Alwilda (Brown) Reeder.
Her husband Arnold preceded her in death in 1994.
Survivors are daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Larry Lacey of Rocksprings,
Wyoming and Sharon and Rudy Olivo of Evans CO; sons and daughter-in-law,
Leonard and Corrine Brayton of Lexington, NE and Ron Brayton of Smithsburg,
Maryland, s ister, Corrine Mahurin of Gibbon, NE., and sister-in-law
Patty Reeder of Grand Island, NE.
Other survivors are nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She
was welcomed into heaven by her husband; parents, grandson, David Lacey
and infant sister, Alice Reeder and brothers , Leonard Reeder, Eldon
Beulah attended school at Denman for 10 years and graduated from Shelton
Public School in 1940. She was united in marriage to Arnold Brayton on
June 17, 1944. The couple lived in Grand Island, Cairo where they
ran a gas station, moving to Shelton and retired back after retirement
they moved back to Grand Island . She moved to Greeley, CO
to be close to her daughter and son-in-law. Beulah had a variety of employment
opportunities, from a motor pool driver at the Ordinance Plant, manager
of a gas station in Cairo and detasseling foreman for DeKalb. She
had worked at the Gibbon Turkey Plant, Shelton Meat Locker and retired
from Baldwin MFG. Co in Kearney.
Keeping active had been important to Beulah. She belonged
to the American Legion Auxiliary of Shelton as a GOLD STAR SISTER. Also
she was a member of the Ellen Rebekah Lodge, Good Sams and FCRV camping
clubs and the Happy Hoofers walking club.
Volunteerism was a basic aspect of Beulah's life. She enjoyed
volunteering at the Grand Generation Center, Veteran Home, and Veterans
Hospital and with the FCRV camping Club.
On nice days, Beulah could be seen walking around the Grand Generation
Center and her neighborhood. In her daily walks, she had
developed many friendships. She enjoyed camping and traveling. Beulah
and Arnold traveled to 49 of the 50 states. She always had
many interesting stories to share about their adventures.
Memorials are suggested to Grand Generation Center.