Eula Nola Lisenbee Braby

1932 ~ 2022

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Feb. 21, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Informal Gathering of Family and Friends, Eagle Crest 3rd Ward, 14919 South Eagle Crest Dr. Draper, Utah
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    Feb. 21, 2022
    4:00 PM
    Memorial Service, Eagle Crest 3rd Ward, 14919 South Eagle Crest Dr. Draper, Utah
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    Eula Nola Lisenbee Braby passed away on February 15th at the age of 89, after a long battle with dementia. She died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her husband and several of her children.

    She is survived by Larry, her husband of 70 years, and by her seven children; Larry Jr (Cindy), Dennis (Denise), Karen (Glenn), Nancy (Pete), Mark (Lonnie), Diane (Kurt), and Randy (Cindi). She is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.

    Her family was the joy of her life, and she and Larry visited them as often as possible. One of her goals in life was to attend all baby blessings, baptisms, priesthood ordinations, and weddings in her family. This goal was achieved until her condition made it impossible for her to travel.
    She grew up in Baxter, Harlan County, Kentucky, in a humble home with her parents and siblings. They didn’t have electricity until she was in high school, and they never had indoor plumbing. She was the youngest of 8 children, all of whom preceded her in death. These humble beginnings helped make her the kind, compassionate, loving person she was.

    She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the age of 17 and has given a lifetime of service to her fellow men.
    Eula met Larry while he was serving a mission in Kentucky. After his release, he returned to Baxter, and he and Eula were married for time, and 2 weeks later they were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Their first 10 years of marriage were spent in Salt Lake City.
    Because of Larry’s career, they were transferred to various locations throughout the country: Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia. Her first four children, Larry Jr., Dennis, Karen, and Nancy, were born in Salt Lake City, Utah; her fifth child, Mark, was born in Pennsylvania, her sixth child, Diane in New Jersey, and her seventh, Randy, in Wisconsin.

    Following retirement, they moved back to Utah, where they built their dream home in Emigration Canyon. They lived there for twenty-five years. As her health declined, they found it necessary to downsize, and they purchased a home in Draper, where she lived out her final months.
    Eula and Larry traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe, and they especially enjoyed cruises.

    She and Larry were in charge of the baptistry in the Dallas, Texas temple for 2 years, served as missionaries at the Utah State Prison in the family home evening program for 5 years, were volunteers at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and they served food to the homeless at St. Vincent DePaul.

    She had an unconditional love for all people, which never diminished even during her battle with dementia. She couldn’t walk past a homeless person without helping them. All who knew her were touched by her loving self. She always knew exactly what gifts to give to her family and friends, and she could always tell when someone needed her help.

    During her last fourteen months of life, she was cared for by her husband, and her daughters Karen and Nancy.
    Her family is forever grateful for the kind, compassionate service rendered by so many of the members of the Emigration Canyon and Eagle Crest 3rd ward members. We also thank the Hospice Nurse Bridgett, the social worker Natalie, and the many nurses and aides, who rendered assistance during her last year.

    In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local homeless shelter.


    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. It is a rough time to see a loved with dementia leave you. You all are in my prayers during this time of adjusting without her presence. Larry Jr. worked with my husband, Lloyd, who passed away two years ago, which still seems like yesterday. Margaret

    - Margaret Jung

    Larry and family, I am so sorry for your heart aches at this time. Please know that my thoughts and love are with you.
    May you all be comforted and lifted through these difficult times.
    Susie Wade

    - Annette E Wade

    What a great lady. We are so sorry for your loss. We are grateful for the memories we have of her. She predicted our marriage! Without her we may not have considered the idea! She lived a life of love and service which we can all appreciate.
    Christian and Alicia Draper

    - Christian Draper

    Judi called me last week so I knew Eula had health issues. Sorry to see she passed away. I am hoping to make it to the memorial.

    - Joanne Braby Rice

    Larry, Larry Jr., Dennis, Karen, Nancy, Mark, Diane, Randy, and Family, How greatly saddened we were to learn of the passing of our dear friend and Emigration Canyon Neighbor, Eula. Her kind, gracious, thoughtful, caring, and loving heart will be so greatly missed by all of us who were so blessed to know her, and to call her our dear friend. Her genteel, warm manner and goodness will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    We honor you, Larry, as such a devoted, caring, tender, and thoughtful husband, who gently and thoughtfully cared for Eula for so many years.
    Please know that we are remembering you all with love and sympathy, Larry, Terri, and Emily Jensen

    - Larry, Terri, and Emily Jensen

    Mamau’s soul shined so so bright. She is an example of unconditional love and genuine kindness. The morning of her passing I felt her presence throughout my classes. When I found out she passed, I was heartbroken but could see that even in passing she is able to touch us all in so many ways. I am so so sorry for your loss. Mamau has left such a great big hole. I see her soul passed to each of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They show the same kindness, love, silliness, gratitude, compassion, gentleness, and determination. My heart is with all of you as you continue this path of life.

    - Aubrie Shinedling

    Oh Karen my prayers are with you and your entire family as you morn the loss and great memories of your mom. We are thinking of you here in Texas! The writing was so beautifully done. You look so much like your mommy. RIP!

    - Angela Lewis

    Eula and Larry , what a great couple and wonderful people that they both are. They set great examples for all those around them. “Salt of the earth “type of people. Eula was always so friendly open and cared about the type of person you were. She wanted to help you become your best self. Example she set for those around her was exemplary, you just wanted to spend more time with her. She was like a mom to us, always concerned about how we were doing and how life was treating us. Still amazes us that she recovered so well from that disasterous fall. I’m sure that she is enjoying seeing her family again and other loved ones. “ Of all we know of life and death, we know that at death life continues for those who have passed on and those who have stayed behind”. We wish the family the best in these difficult times. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Joe & Bonnie mirci

    - Joe and Bonnie mirci

    I am sorry that you have lost your mom, but glad you made the decision to spend this time with her.

    - Christine Sorenson

    So very sorry for the loss of your sweet mom, Randy! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you!

    - Kris Albert