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Mrs. Evelyn L. Braune, 1924-2014
Mother of Nancy and Paulette


Braune, Evelyn Louise


March 14, 1924 - May 10, 2014


Born in Oklahoma City 90 years ago, long standing Fullerton resident Evelyn Louise Braune passed away on May 10, 2014. 


Evelyn moved to California shortly after graduating from high school in Eakly, Oklahoma. A woman of true grit and determination, she spent the second world war working at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach - a true blue "Rosie the Riveter". 


After the war ended, she became the first female foreman at Douglas during an aerospace career spanning a quarter of a century. 


Evelyn was also the proud founder of Les Gardiennes, a women's auxiliary group for the California Highway Patrolman's Association, and an active member of the California Parent Teacher's Association, American Businesswomen's Association, the Ebell Club and the Fullerton Civic Light Opera where she also served on the board of directors. 


She was predeceased by her husband, John M. Braune, who died in 1986, and her eldest daughter, Nancy Lou Zwick, who passed away in 2002. 


She is survived by her daughter, Paulette Braune Lang and husband Robert, five grandchildren (Ben, David and Adam Zwick and Jamie and Richardson Lang) and five great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.


A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening, May 13, from 5-7 PM at McAulay and Wallace Mortuary, Fullerton. Services will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, May 14 at Saint Mary's Church, Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton with a burial ceremony following immediately thereafter at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange. All are invited to attend a reception which will follow the internment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to City of Hope, Duarte, California. MCAULAY AND WALLACE MORTUARY



Published in Orange County Register on May 13, 2014

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