The Curry Coastal Pilot

Vera Bragg, 101, of Brookings, passed away Nov. 1, 2011, in Gold Beach.

Vera was born May 20, 1910, in Salix, Iowa, to George and Mary Ann (Trottman) Parcher, and was raised in Colorado.

Following high school, Vera married Clarence William Bragg on June 10, 1929, in Amarillo, Texas. Clarence was in the lumber business so the family traveled to different areas in California and Oregon, eventually settling in the Placerville, Calif., area. They later opened restaurants in Placerville and in Auburn, Calif., which they operated for many years. Vera always really enjoyed the restaurant business.

Retirement brought them to Brookings where they bought and operated the Tamaroo Mobile Home Park for 25 years. Following the death of her husband in 1985, Vera continued to operate the park with her son Dennis until 2004. Vera enjoyed traveling and had done so extensively in the western U.S.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Lou Ann Bragg of Brookings; daughter Sandra Kerr of Harbor; grandchildren Kellie Kerr, Tracey Kohl, Julie and Brent Hayes, Michael and Carson Kohl, Mitchell, Matthew and Marshall Ford, Caree Denise Roberts; great- grandchildren Griffin Ross, Rhys Brenden, and Makenna, Mylie and Maiki Ford.

In addition to her husband, Vera was preceded in death by her daughter Dorothy Ford; four brothers and three sisters.

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.