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Donnie Branche

Donnie Lamarr Branche

Tuesday, April 8th, 1952 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Donnie Lamarr Branche, age 66, passed away in his home in Denver, CO on Sunday, April 7, 2019. He was born on April 8, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Virgil & Jean Branche. As a proud Chicago Southsider, Donnie attended De La Salle Catholic High School where he played football for the legendary Pat Cronin before graduating from Calumet High School. Upon his high school graduation, Donnie went on to attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. There he pursued a B.A. in Business, while forming friendships that stood the test of time. Known for his storytelling, charm and an iconic laugh, Donnie had the unique ability to connect with anyone and make strangers comfortable with his genuine curiosity and love of people from all different walks of life. Donnie’s passion included mastering his skills in both the kitchen and behind a grill, with a respectable library of cooking books, acquired on his travels. Music was among one of his earliest and longest loves, as he maintained a record and CD collection that spanned every decade of his life. On September 1, 1984, Donnie married his true love Rachel Joffrion Branche and together had two children. Rachel lost her courageous battle with cancer in April 2011. Donnie enjoyed traveling with his family and never struggled to show his affection and pride that he took in his family and their respected accomplishments. Donnie worked at Amoco Productions for 27 years in various departments including accounting and finance teams as well as serving as a landman, all while still prioritizing time with his family and friends. He is survived by his two children Sean (31) & Kamilah (28), in addition to his sister Cynthia and her son Lamar. The family will greet friends at the viewing that will be held on Saturday, April 27 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Eisenhower Chapel 293 Roslyn St. Denver CO 80230, followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Eisenhower Chapel
    Address
    293 Roslyn Street
    Denver, Colorado 80230
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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Fairmount Cemetery
    Address
    430 South Quebec Street
    Denver, Colorado 80247
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  • Interment

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Fairmount Cemetery
    Address
    430 South Quebec
    Denver,, Colorado 80247
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Maggie and Art Watson

Posted at 12:15pm
What a great person Donnie was. He was a good friend that we met in college. We will remember the good times and bad with smiles and love for him We are certain that is has reached heaven with a smile on his face and love in his heart.

We always will remember our good friend.
Love and prayers,
Maggie and Art Watson

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Clark & Dianne Douglas

Posted at 10:50am
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Felicia Evan's, Benita Beckles, Gwenella Blackshi

Posted at 05:08pm
Our most sincere and deepest condolences to the Family of Donnie Branche. The Harris /Willams family. Next door in Chicago.
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Ulysses Tines Jr

Posted at 06:21am
I Love you Cuz but GOD OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST LOVE YOU MORE R.I.H. A-MEN.
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Susan Robbie

Posted at 02:48pm
I’m so sorry for your loss, your father was a kind and lovely person. My deepest condolences to your family.
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