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Mary Bell Branham

Mary Bell Branham, 87, died at home in Lakeview on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
Mary was born to Jasper and Mahala (Brown) Chambers on Sept. 23, 1923 in Lead Hill, Mo. When she was in her early teens she came to Independence where she met and later married Lewis A. Cobb in Lincoln City on June 2, 1941. Her marriage to Lewis ended in a divorce and then in 1959 she married William Branham in Reno, Nev.
She lived in Bly from 1948 to 1968 when she moved to Klamath Falls and then made her home in Lakeview in 1985.
Mary started her long career as a cook in Klamath Falls, cooking for a number of years at Kitty’s Steak House and then following her career in a number of Lakeview restaurants.
Her favorite pastimes were cooking, crocheting, drinking coffee and ice water.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brothers Eddie, Walter and Elijah Chambers; grandsons Riley Cobb and Robbie Branham;  stepson Danny Branham.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law  Lewis E. and Glenda Cobb of Cottage Grove, Larry and Minda Cobb of San Diego, Calif., David and Elaine Branham of Grand Ronde; daughters and sons-in-law , Sheron and Riley Harris of Bly,  Mary Ann and Larry McLain of Lakeview and Debby and Shorty Moncada of Adel; brother and sister-in-law Roy and Carol Chamber of Hillsborough, Ohio; sister, Dorie Miles of Florence;  sisters-in-law Renie Chambers of Klamath Falls and Nadine Chambers of Sara Vista, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great -grandchildren; two great-great -grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Desert Rose Funeral Chapel with interment in the New Pine Creek Cemetery. Following the service a pot luck dinner will be served in the Church Of The Open Bible Fellowship Hall. Visitation will be at the chapel on Friday , March 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contributions in Mary Bell’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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