Carol Joy Branchaw (nee Williamson), at rest January 18, 2015. Born December 16, 1935, to Stanley L and Edith P (Malenke) Williamson.
Preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronald J. Branchaw; her parents; grandparents, Paulina and Reinold Malenke; and one brother, Robert Williamson.
Survived by her devoted daughter, Beth Branchaw (David W. Higgins); niece, Ruth (Williamson) Bannister; nephew, Robert Williamson; cousin, Beverly (Borio) Ramuta; a grandniece, grandnephews, and cousins.
Carol was a lifelong resident of Joliet. She was a devoted wife and mother who took great pride in caring for her home. She had an infectious laugh and was beloved by her many friends. In her 20's through early 30's, she worked at Illinois Bell Telephone, where she met a group of wonderful, lifelong friends, who call themselves the "Club Girls". She enjoyed classic Hollywood movies, pinochle, and See's candy.
Graduated 1954 JTHS, Member, JTHS Choir, Joliet Women's Club.
Member, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid Society and Choir. -