|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1915|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 2012|
New Hampshire, USA
Topeka, KS - Ruby C. Bracken, 96, of Topeka, died January 22, 2012 in Hampton, NH. She was born in Valley Falls, Kansas on April 8, 1915 the middle daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Krumrey) Wunder.
She attended the Rock Creek School District and Kansas State University. She was Kansas State Rifle champion and involved in photography. Ruby Bracken worked as the national park photographer for Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, for a number of years and later years worked as a photographer and a waitress for the famous Christian's Hut Restaurant in Long Beach, CA.
She was also employed as an airbrush artist at El Segundo Air Force Base, in California, during World War II. A world traveler she traveled abroad until the age of 88 and had resided in Spain for over 20 years.
As an accomplished photographer and artist she was always involved in different art mediums. She worked in leather, wood, Japanese Sumi-E painting, and stained and fused glass. She was a member of the Topeka Bible Church, and volunteered for many years at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, Kansas.
She was married to Omer Victor Bracken, who worked for TWA for many years and they traveled extensively around the world.
While living in Saudi Arabia, the Brackens adopted their only son Moishe (Mike Bracken) Levi Ragieme in Beirut, Lebanon. She had two sisters, Norma Regier and Velda Allison, who predeceased her. Numerous nieces and nephews as well as many cousins in Kansas, Wyoming, California, and Australia survive her. She loved life and had a passion for traveling, and art and she excelled in both. She will be sorely missed.
Services will be held in the Valley Falls Cemetery in late Summer. In lieu of flowers, a tribute has been set up with the Alzheimer's Foundation. You can find it directly with this address - http://act.alz.org/goto/Ruby.Bracken. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or to a charity of one's choice . Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH.
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on January 26, 2012
Frank F. Wunder (1887 - 1970)
Lena P. Krumrey Wunder (1889 - 1984)
Omar Victor Bracken (1918 - 1972)
Valley Falls Cemetery
Created by: Dale Bernhardt
Record added: Jan 26, 2012
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