Julia Ann Logan Braunlin, RN, BSN, 85, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died on Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., due to heart complications. She and her special needs son, Carl, had moved to Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2011. She was born in Greenup, Ky., on Nov. 5, 1926, to Samuel Vernon Logan and Melissa Vina Truitt. She was a former resident of Sciotoville, Ohio, and Nitro, W.Va. After graduation from Minford High School in 1945, she was accepted in the last cadet nursing class before the end of WWII at the Sisters of Mercy School of Nursing. She graduated in 1948 and began her career as an RN. After raising seven children, she returned to her nursing career and earned her BSN from WVU in 1984. During her career, she served as Pediatric Unit Supervisor, ICU nurse, and Night Charge Psychiatric Nurse. She retired in 1994 from the Charleston Area Medical Center.
Surviving are her seven children, Julia Conley of N.C., Walt Braunlin of Texas; Bill Braunlin of Mass., Charlotte Bergdahl of MI, Maria Theresa Riemann of N.C., Carl Braunlin of the home, Wilbur Braunlin of Md.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was a gift from God and her love touched many lives. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 22, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to 2 p.m. funeral services at Frank Vogler & Sons, 2951 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. with Rev Elizabeth Forrest officiating. Burial will follow at the Crestview Memorial Park, Rural Hall, N.C. Online condolences or floral tributes requests may be at www.frankvolglerandsons.com.