Florence Evelyn Brainard

Florence Evelyn Brainard, 99, passed away Friday Dec. 13, 2013 at Highland Manor in Fallon, NV.
She was born to Bert and Maude Law in 1914 at their homestead in Willow Lake ND. She married Casper (Cap) Brainard in 1932. They moved to Valley City.
She was employed by NW Bell for 25 years. When she retired in 1973 they moved to Clear Lake SD and eventually to Fallon, NV.
She enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Center where she made many good friends.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband Casper Brainard; 3 brothers, Albert, Bill and Wayne, a sister, Gertrude, a daughter Jan Hockenberry, granddaughter Cynthia Andrews, and a great- grandson Gannon Hockenberry-Grimes.
She is survived by a sister Shirley Johnson, a son James (Mary) Brainard, a daughter Joyce (Robert Larson) Haugen, a son-in-law Dr. James Hockenberry, her grandchildren, Lee, Joel, Allan, Melinda, Laurie, Angela, Jim, Tim, Steven, Heidi, Heather, Jay, Jeff, Jon, Jeremy, 43 great grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren, and numerous loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was always the happiest when surrounded by her family and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Wed., Dec. 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the cemetery in Fallon, NV.
Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home 423-2255.
The family would like to thank all caregivers at Highland Manor for their care, compassion and support.