[nfbwatlk] Fw: Obituary on Linda Braithwaite

Alco Canfield amcanfield at comcast.net
Sun Dec 26 19:57:07 UTC 2010

I met her at the OTC. 


On Dec 26, 2010, at 11:45 AM, "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy Van Winkle" <cindy.vw at gmail.com>
> To: <wcb-l at wcbinfo.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2010 11:08 AM
> 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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