Sara Branch, 71, of Bryan, passed away at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. A private celebration of life reception will be held in Brenham on what would have been her 72nd birthday on August 9th, 2014
Sara was born in Galveston, Texas to Fred and Marie Burgin in 1942. She was Salutatorian of Dickinson High School in 1960 and was a National Merit Scholar, as well as a Girl’s State Delegate. Sara received her Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in history from Southwestern University in Georgetown in 1964 where she pledged Alpha Delta Pi and was the president of Panhellenic.
Sara was employed with Texas A&M University as the assistant to the Chancellor before retiring in 2003, after 13 years. She previously lived in Houston and worked for the architecture firm of Caudill Rowlettt Schott (CRS) during the 1970’s and 80’s.
Sara spent her retirement traveling, dancing, cooking, and playing bridge.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Fred and Marie Burgin; her former husband, Charles Wadsworth Branch; and her longtime friend and partner, William F. Thaler.
Her survivors include her son David and his wife Abbey Branch; her granddaughters, Jillian and Elise Branch; her grandson, Henry Branch; brother, John Burgin and his wife Sara Burgin; and nephews, Matthew and Mark Burgin.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Brazos Valley, 502 W 26th St.
Bryan, TX 77803, 979-821-2266, Fax: 979-821-0041http://www.hospicebrazosvalley.org