Lois "Louise" Brauher,76 of Fort Morgan, Colorado went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 27, 2021, as a result of complications while recovering from gastric surgery.
Louise was born in Powell, Wyoming on January 11th, 1945, a daughter of the late Evelyn Myers (Jackson) and Joseph Fettig. Louise graduated from Sheyenne River Academy in North Dakota and later returned home to Powell where she met and married the father of her children, Gary Shoemaker (who passed away 5 weeks prior Louise). Louise and Gary transplanted to Wenatchee, Washington, where her mother was laid to rest shortly afterwards. After the dissolution of their marriage, Louise once again found herself going back home to the Bighorn Basin, where she met and fell in love with her ex-husband/soulmate, Jess Brauher. Over the next several decades, Louise and Jess enjoyed life’s journeys which brought them Colorado and into the Ft Morgan area. Although their marriage did not last, Louise’s love for Jess always did. Beside her bed remained a laminated obituary of Jess Brauher who passed away in 2017.
Louise was survived by her three children: Michael Shoemaker, Richard Brauher, and Lori Bryan and her brother, John David, as well as 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Louise’s greatest role in life was being a mother and has played that role to many that were and were not her own children, as well as being a grandmother to many little ones throughout her life.
In accordance with her wishes and plans made with her daughter, after donation to donor alliance, Louise was cremated. A graveside service will occur this fall with her children in Wenatchee, Washington at that time her cremains will be buried with her mother. In lieu of flowers or donations, it is requested to plant some yellow flowers in remembrance of Louise. Yellow was always her favorite color as she always saw it as the color of the sun as well as hope. Throughout all of her life tribulations, it has been hope and faith in God that has delivered her through the toughest of times. As Louise did, always hold onto hope.