[nfbwatlk] Fw: Obituary on Linda Braithwaite

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Sun Dec 26 19:45:37 UTC 2010

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Subject: [Wcb-l] Obituary on Linda Braithwaite

> Some of you will remember Linda Braithwaite of Utah. Very sad about her
> passing, but what a life she led.
> Obituary
> LINDA BRAITHWAITE   |   Visit Guest Book
>  Linda Braithwaite 1947 ~ 2010 Linda Kay Braithwaite traveled home to her
> Father in Heaven on December 18, 2010.  In spite of a long struggle with
> cancer, Linda truly fulfilled her goal of living every day to its fullest.
> She has devoted her life to the service of others.  Linda had a great
> passion for learning and experiencing all that life had to offer.  She 
> tuned
> pianos, taught blind people how to use power tools, traveled the world, 
> even
> climbing the Great Wall of China alone with her white cane.  She worked 
> for
> the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Library 
> of
> Congress Braille Development Section, and the Multi-State University
> Consortium for Vision.  After retiring, she opened her own business, BZ
> Training and Consulting, continuing her service to the blind.
> Linda filled her life with volunteer activities, such a serving as an
> officer for Utah Council of the Blind, Gina Bachauer International Piano
> Foundation, and UCB Credit Union; and mentoring young blind people and
> musicians.  Linda saw beauty in everything around her as exemplified in 
> her
> love of music and the arts.  She contributed to the musical culture of 
> Utah.
> She was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 20 years and, more
> recently, the Utah Symphony Chorus.  She shared her voice through recitals
> in the Temple Square Concert Series and at other venues throughout Utah 
> and
> the United States.  Linda was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus 
> Christ
> of Latter-Day Saints. She served for two years in the Kentucky-Tennessee
> Mission, as a volunteer at the Salt Lake Temple, and in various capacities
> in her ward, including ward organist and gospel doctrine teacher.  During
> her life, she received many prestigious awards, including the Ruth Craig
> Meritorious Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Blind and Visually
> Impaired; the Albert Talmage Award, the Utah Council of the Blind's 
> highest
> award for a lifetime of service to the blind; the "Best of the Best", and
> other awards from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation.  Linda was born
> October 27, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, to Reva and Frank Parenzin, 
> and
> later adopted by Jack  H. Braithwaite.  She is survived by her father, 
> Jack
> H.  Braithwaite; her brother, Dennis A.  Braithwaite (Jeanene); nephew,
> Brent J. Braithwaite; niece, LaRee Mason (Dallin); grandnieces, Miel and
> Zoe;
> and grandnephew, Bodhan Mason.  She was preceded in death by her mother,
> Reva Braithwaite; niece, Heidi Braithwaite; and grandniece, Alyssa. 
> Funeral
> services will be held at 10:00 a.m.  Thursday, December 23, at the Salt 
> Lake
> Stake Center, 142 West 200 North, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Friends and 
> family
> may call Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East
> South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah and one hour prior to services at the
> Salt Lake Stake Center. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950
> East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah.  Online condolences may be made at
> larkin at larkincares.com
> Published in Salt Lake Tribune from December 21 to December 22,
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> "The Emeritus Ladies of the Tabernacle Choir will remember Linda as one of
> our deceased members at our annual luncheon in May.  We loved her.  She 
> was
> a great example of loving kindness, sharing, and facing the challenges of
> life.  Now she can see. ..." Carolyn Harmon (Salt Lake City, UT)
> "I knew Linda both as a member of the Tabernacle Choir and from her 
> tireless
> efforts to help the blind and visually impaired.  Her love and service are
> great examples to us all.  We miss you, Linda." G.  Kent Peterson (West
> Valley City, UT)
> "A great Mentor, musician and Friend, who took on each challenge; the 
> answer
> "no," would not win.  Thanks Linda for assisting many capable people to be 
> a
> part of the working community.  I never heard the phrase, "I don't know!"
> She is a great..." dan reid (taylorsville, UT)
> "I remember in 1960 in Arco when her family Jack, Reva, Dennis and Linda
> visited the Braithwaites, Thaynes and my future in-laws Frank and Inez.
> Linda was 13 and she wanted to know all about makeup, how to put it on and
> how it felt on my face...." "Linda, what an amazing woman you are! Your
> physical presence will be missed by many, however your spirit will be
> cherished in our hearts forever.  It was a pleasure and an honor to know
> you.  From you I learned the meaning of vision and to see..." Karen 
> Roylance
> (SLC, UT)
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