Mary “Mindy” Braman

Mary (Mindy) Linda Braman, nee Roum, passed away October 1, 2021 and was born February 23, 1952 in Laramie, WY at the old Ivinson Hospital. She was always so proud of being a Laramieite and having many family members from all over. Mindy married Buddy Braman after high school and was later widowed and then left Laramie and lived in Reading, PA where she had her son Christopher. She and Christopher later moved to Grapevine, TX and then she moved back to Laramie in 1996 and made her home. Mindy met and shared 26 years with Frank Fotheringham. She did accounting most of her life in Texas and Laramie, and retired from UW Department of Agriculture in 2016. Along with being a member of the Women of the Moose, she enjoyed cross stitching, doing jig saw puzzles, collecting owls, playing cards on the computer, and her pride and joy, yard work.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Melvin Roum, grandparents Nellie and Otto Roum, and Mary and Jess Brown.

She is survived by her son Christopher, daughter-in-law Jennifer, grandson Owen Braman, sister Melva Mountz and partner Danny Stanek, and Melva’s daughter Lori Silver, Frank Fotheringham, grandchildren, Makenna and Wyatt Christensen, Bailey and Colt Fotheringham, and Ethan and Addisen Eleshio, Sam, Sadie, and Sophie McManus and many, many cousins and friends.

Graveside Memorial Services will be October 11th at 2 pm at Green Hill Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Mike Berry. Reception will follow at the Moose at 409 South 3rd.  

In lieu of flowers give to an organization of your choice.

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Condolences (20)

  • Deb Matthew

    Sincere condolences to all Mary’s family and friends …she was so good hearted to keep our class finances organized and attend the reunion while not feeling her best. You were so good to help her Frank…both of you an inspiration.

  • Peggy Benson

    There are so very many things that I’m going to miss about Mindy. The last phone call I got from her meant so much. Fly high my friend and cousin. Frank, Melva and Christopher love and hugs to you all❤️ Peggy?

  • Dennis Carl Woods

    I want to extend my sincere condolences to Frank, Christopher, Melva, and all of their family members. I'm so sorry for your loss. Mindy will be truly missed.

    • Anonymous

      Dennis, Thank you so much. After two weeks, it is starting to get to where I don't cry all of the time. Take care and keep smiling. Frank

  • Carolyn Herman

    My sincere condolences to Mindy's family.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you so much. Mindy liked working with you because she said that you were easy to work with. Take care and be well. Frank

  • Terri Hull Jones

    My sincere sympathy to Frank, Christopher and Family. Mindy and I were in grade school together and I remember playing at her grandmother's house. Mindy will always hold a place in my heart.

  • Jacque Cook

    My sympathies to Frank and Mindy's family. Mindy had been an excellent employee of mine as well as a dear friend. She had a wonderful, if not saucy sense of humor and I enjoyed her immensely. She will be missed dearly.

    • Anonymous

      Mindy really enjoyed working with you and she hated it when you left. She always wanted to get together for supper but it just never happened. Frank

  • Anonymous

    Frank and family, we are so sorry to hear of Mindy's passing. It was good to see her at her and Roy's 51st class reunion in August. May God wrap his comforting arms around you all. Roy and Nancy Kern

    • Anonymous

      Roy and Nancy, Mindy said that it would be her last reunion that is why she wanted to go. It was very difficult for her to be there because she did not feel good, but she did the best she could. Frank

  • Anonymous

    Such wonderful memories of growing up with Mary. We were best friends in high school and she was so special to me even though we grew apart when I moved away. She truly had a kind soul. May the Lord bless and be with her family during this sad time. Rhonda Benson Hanley

    • Anonymous

      Rhonda, Mindy always had you in her thoughts because she brought up you name all the time. It became hard for her to visit with people but it was not for lack of enthusiasm, it was more of trying to be comfortable and not to have to complain about her conditions.

  • Debbie Pickett and Bob Peterson

    Frank, Christopher and family, We are truly sorry for your loss. Even though we didn't know Mindy that well, it was always good to see her out and about in Laramie. Our thoughts are with you. Frank, we are just a phone call away should you need anything.

    • Anonymous

      Debbie and Bob, Thank you for the kind words and being there if I need you. It means more than you can imagine. Frank

  • Anonymous

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless and please keep this family safe as they get through their mourning. We love you all, Al and Mary Ann

    • Anonymous

      Al and Mary Ann, Mindy will miss the trips to CA and meeting up with you. Wish she would have had more time! Frank

  • Alan Fotheringham

    Being Frank's cousin, I only met, and had conversations with Mindy a few times, but I knew her to be friendly, kind and thoughtful. I know she and Frank had a deep love and appreciation for each other. I pray that her family and friends will be comforted and at peace with her passing.

  • Chelsey McManus

    We will miss you Mindy. The kids are sad to not get the wisdom of their grumpy Grandma any more. Like we said when we last saw you, this is not goodbye, this is “see you later”.


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