Matilda A. BramanFeb 21, 2012 Staff
Fort Washakie native Matilda A. Braman, 60, died of natural causes Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Pocatello, Idaho.
Traditional Native American teepee viewing and visitation were held Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Mission at Fort Hall, Idaho. A wake was held that evening. Episcopal funeral service and burial were Sunday, Feb. 19, at Good Shepherd Mission cemetery.
Matilda Andrea Braman was born May 31, 1951, in Fort Washakie, the daughter of Noyes Fred Braman and Rose (Wagon) Braman. She was a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation.
She was employed at the Wyoming State Training School in Lander, and then moved to Blackfoot, Idaho, where she lived for 18 years. There she worked for Idaho Home Health Care, Dawn Enterprises and Southeast District Home Health and Hospice.
Her family said Ms. Braman enjoyed her dog, Maggie Poopus, playing bingo, going to the casino, doing her beadwork and spending time with her grandchildren.
Ms. Braman is survived by three sons, James, Ronald and Terence Braman; two daughters, Linette Braman-Hill and husband Jesse, and Carmen Braman Garcia and husband Carlos; two grandsons, Jonathan Braman and Jesus Prado Braman; four granddaughters, Alisha Braman Hill, Vanessa Braman, CoriAnna Braman Hill and Leticia Braman; her 88-year-old mother, Rose Braman; her aunt, Lena Aaron; uncle, Dave Wagon; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a step-father, Pat Murphy; her three brothers, Ronald, Everette and Dean Braman; her sisters, Valrita Hill, Angelita Hevewah and Evelyn Moss; her maternal grandparents, Roger Wagon Sr. and Matilda Pingree; a grandchild, Jeffery James Braman Hill.