Almera M. Brannick, 89, of Orange, passed away April 9, in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Monday, April, 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Born in Auburn, NY, on July 11, 1926, she was the daughter of Harlan Marshall and Louise Craven Marshall. Almera was a retired public health nurse and was one of the founders of South East Texas Hospice, the first hospice in Texas in 1975. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and loved gardening. She was an excellent seamstress, she enjoyed playing the piano, working crossword puzzles and was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Boris Brannick of Orange; two daughters, Nancy Brannick Graham and husband Donald, of Cypress, and Georgia Wolder of Ector; four grandchildren, Leigh Graham, Lauren Graham Ballard and husband Brad, Lindsey Graham, and Daniel Wolder; nephews, Bill Jennings of Garden City, NY and Bruce Simmons of Kayuga, NY and other nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to South East Texas Hospice at 912 W Cherry Ave, Orange, TX 77630.