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November 30, 1928 - January 2, 2022

Marcene Lavonne Braa, a long-time Colorado resident passed away in January 2022 at age 93.

"Marcy" was born to Charles D. Wayne and Hilda M. Salo Wayne in 1928 in Strawberry Point, Iowa. Her formative years were in Scanlon, Minnesota. She graduated from nearby Cloquet High School. Afterwards, Marcene, always an adventurous gal, went traveling and job hunting with a friend. They visited Boston, DC, Florida, New Orleans, Hollywood and Kansas, working along the way.

Marcene returned to Scanlon and married Calvin Gene Braa of Cloquet in 1949. During their life together raising their three sons, they resided in California, Arizona, Kansas and in Colorado multiple times. Marcene often worked for prominent physicians and health facilities in medical records, bookkeeping and as an EKG tech. They lived in Red Feather Lakes in the early 1960's when Calvin was the resident manager at Parvin Lake
for the Colorado Fish & Game Commission and Marcy was the office secretary for the Roosevelt National Forest Ranger Station.
The Braa family all fondly recall their time at Parvin Lake.

Many retirement years were spent in the home they built in Red Feather Lakes, not far from Parvin. Marcene also enjoyed a large circle of mountain friends while working for the Red Feather Lakes Association. Marcene always was involved in her local church, including the Red Feather
Chapel in the Pines, and after moving to Loveland in 2005, as an active member of the Mountain View Presbyterian Church. In 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church USA. Marcene made long term friendships in all the places she lived or visited.

Marcene's husband, Calvin, and her parents predeceased her. Marcy is survived by her sons: Dean M. Braa (Kathleen Stanley) Monmouth, OR; Michael G. Braa (Barbara) Lawrence, KS; and Timothy W. Braa (Debra) Thornton, CO; and by three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and by her brother Donald B. Wayne of Greeley, CO and his children and grandchildren.

Marcene wished to be cremated and have her ahes scattered in Red Feather Lakes. She preferred no funeral but a celebration of life to
be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Loveland or the Chapel in the Pines
in Red Feather Lakes, or the donor's favorite charity. Marcene's children thank the staff of Good Samaritan Society's Loveland Village and Pathways
Hospice for their care of Marcene in her final months. Donations can also be sent to them.