Doris Mildred Braden


Doris Mildred (Oldmixon) Braden passed away on April 20, 2017 at Meadow Creek Assisted Living Facility in Salem, Oregon under the loving care of her three children.

She was born on July 21, 1923 in Berkley, Massachusetts to Edmund Roland and Madeline Henry (French) Oldmixon.

Doris had three brothers: George, Bob (both deceased) and Dick.

She married Carl Otis Braden April 13, 1947 in Dighton, Massachusetts. Survivors include children Carol Ann Lanning (husband Eugene Lanning) of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Steven Robert Braden (wife Debra Merrick) of Salem, Oregon and Barry Matthew Braden (wife Elizabeth Ann Houck) of Merritt Island, Florida, grandchildren Jason Kipp Lanning, Bryan Curtis Lanning, Kyle Bradley Lanning, Christopher Robert Braden, and Alexander Houck Braden, and 11 great grandchildren.

Doris was an Executive Secretary at the Weyerhaeuser plant in Cottage Grove, Oregon from 1965 until she retired on November 18, 1983. She served as a church secretary in retirement at Cottage Grove First United Methodist Church.

Her hobbies included gardening, knitting, crotcheting and celebrating the accomplishments of her family. She was preceded in death by Carl Otis Braden.

Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

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