Dean M. “Dee” Branch

Dean M. “Dee” Branch was born on August 13, 1947, in Mangum, Oklahoma to John “Red” and Deana (Hill) McDonald. She married Gary Branch on Dec. 27, 1973, in Groom, Texas. Dee was very active in various patriotic activities throughout her lifetime, loved to crochet, and play games with her online family.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Renae; granddaughter, Arianna Kashea; 3 brothers and 1 sister. Survivors include her husband, Gary Branch, of Amarillo; 3 daughters, Kim Pina and husband Tom of Amarillo, Kristy Lehman and husband Rodney of Dalhart, Karmen Northcutt and husband Jerry of Panhandle and 1 son, Gary Paul Branch Jr., of Amarillo and 8 grandchildren, Austria, Kaleb, Maggie, Hannah, Mattie, Mallie, Maccie, and Vance. The family would like to give special thanks to Odyssey Hospice for their caring and amazing staff. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday Feb. 17, 2012, at the Jester, Oklahoma Cemetery. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday Feb 18, 2012 at the Elks Lodge, 932 Clyde St. Amarillo, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum, Oklahoma. Online tributes may be made to the family at