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Norma Ann Brannan

January 1, 1947 ~ July 14, 2020 (age 73)


On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Norma Ann Brannan of Hurley, NM entered eternal life in Silver City.

Born, Norma Ann Mosley on New Year’s Day 1947 in Santa Ana, CA. to Walter Calvin and Muriel Mosley, Norma quickly became one to care for other people.  The family moved to New Mexico.  Growing up in Hurley and Bayard she was the second of four children and always had a natural tendency to care for others.  When her younger brother, Donny and her younger sister, Thelma were born she helped her parents care for them.  She once took three year old Donny out to catch Santa Claus entering a home in Hurley.  In 1965 she graduated from Cobre High School in Bayard, NM.  On May 27, 1967, she married Billy O. Brannan Sr. of Belen, NM and they made their home on Aztec in Hurley.  Together they lived 55 years at the same address with the same phone number.  They went on to have two children together, Laura Ann and Billy Jr.  Norma enjoyed being a mother and always went the extra mile to make holiday meals extra special and would often sew together some of the best Halloween costumes for her children and other family members.  In fact, she was so skilled as a seamstress that she made wedding dresses and other clothes for family members.  She also seemed to always be ready to plan family picnics at various recreational areas around Grant County.  Norma was an active member of the Silver City Church of Christ and had many wonderful friends from her church family.  She worked for many years as a daycare provider at the Methodist Church of Silver City.  She loved all the little kids who were entrusted to her care and would often share stories of her favorite moments with them and the silly things they would say.  Kids in the family were not immune to these stories either.  She also worked for a number of years at The Hester House on Bullard Street.  Norma prided herself on her perfect driving record, having never been pulled over.  In her later years, she sacrificed much of her time to help care for her ailing husband and sister.  She devoted time accompany them to medical appointments and helped provide care and company for them at home.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Calvin and Muriel Mosley, her husband, Billy Brannan, Sr., her brother, Bobby Mosley and her sister, Thelma Rogers.  She is survived by her brother, Donny Mosley (Sharon) of Lincoln City, Oregon, her children, Laura Ann West (Mark) of Albuquerque,

Billy Brannan Jr. of Hurley, her grandson, Sean Moreno (Koddi) of Roswell, her great-grandson, Bennet Moreno also of Roswell, brother-in-law, Richard Rogers of Tyrone, sister-in-law, Nellie Mosley of Texarkana, AR and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

The family would like to recognize the wonderful staff at Genesis Silver City Care Center for the care and attention they showed her in the last months of her life, especially when circumstances limited visitation from family.

Due to public health crisis, no memorial services are currently planned.  Cremation has been entrusted to Baca’s Funeral Chapels.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Norma’s name to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home at or 1356 NM 236, Portales, New Mexico 88130.




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