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Braden M. Romines of Wichita Falls

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 Braden Moore Romines, 87, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012, at her home in Wichita Falls.

Braden M. Romines

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, the Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Henrietta with Pastor Doug Gaskey of Grace Temple Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Henrietta, under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Romines was born on March 31, 1925 in the Hash Knife Community, Baylor County to Clyde Russell and Alice Ruth (Vickers) Moore. She was given the unusual name of Braden, after one of her female cousins, Charley Braden (Russell) McWhorter, who was an admired school teacher. She graduated from Seymour High School in May, 1944. She met her husband, Noel Alvin Romines, son of Charles Reuben Romines and Ora Abby (Priddy) Romines of Seymour, when Noel was 17 and she was 13 years old. Noel saw her walking with her 2 blonde sisters, and thought she looked like a pretty brown sparrow in the middle. Noel and Braden were married July 9, 1944, in Seymour, while he was home on leave prior to serving in Europe with the Army Air Corp as an aircraft mechanic. When Noel returned from WWII in January 1946, they lived in Seymour, Archer City, and Vernon, before moving to California in 1948. They moved to Wichita Falls in 1951, and raised their family of 5 children there. Braden worked in various occupations including Levi Strauss and Co. sewing the pocket stitch design on the back pockets (she could always recognize one of hers), as a floral assistant, and as a babysitter, but her favorite job was with the City of Wichita Falls, where she retired after 20 years as a clerk with the municipal court. Braden and Noel attended Fairway Baptist Church for many years, serving in the church nursey together.

She is preceded in death by her husband , Noel A. Romines, on July 8, 1998; a brother, Tom Scott Moore, two sisters, Bobbie Jean (Moore) Sosolik, and Mary Etta (Moore) Watson; and a daughter-in-law, Dee (Leslie) Romines.

She is survived by her children, Noel A. “J.R.” Romines, Jr. of Henrietta, Darlene Romines Swim and Mona Romines Ryan of Wichita Falls, Russell Romines and wife Debby of Lewisville, and Doyle Romines and wife Lisa of Waxahachie; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 –10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home prior to the service.

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