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In Memory of

Kathryn J. Brake

November 1, 1941 - October 9, 2016

Obituary


Kathryn J. Brake, (better known as Jackie) passed away on Sunday, October 9th, at 3:40 pm. She had been living in Silver Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Center for the past four months. She was the daughter of Joseph and Patricia SImmer of Dearborn Michigan and was the oldest of six children. She graduated form Mary Grove College in Detroit, Michigan. After moving to Ft. Worth, Texas in 1982, she was employed by Cantey Hanger Law Firm and subsequently by the law department at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where her grand affection for...

Kathryn J. Brake, (better known as Jackie) passed away on Sunday, October 9th, at 3:40 pm. She had been living in Silver Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Center for the past four months. She was the daughter of Joseph and Patricia SImmer of Dearborn Michigan and was the oldest of six children. She graduated form Mary Grove College in Detroit, Michigan. After moving to Ft. Worth, Texas in 1982, she was employed by Cantey Hanger Law Firm and subsequently by the law department at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where her grand affection for trains grew. Jackie retired from BNSF after fourteen years.



Jackie enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, spending time with family, cooking and crocheting and was a stellar charades player. She is most remembered as being inventively creative, loving to laugh and even more making others laugh. She adored kids and enjoyed every minute she could with her ten grandchildren--making up treasure hunts, going on bear hunts and singing around the campfire.



She is preceded in death by her father and mother and younger brother, Bill Simmer. Jackie is survived by her husband of thrity-two years, Dr. Walter Brake; two sons, Greg Bertin, and Sean Bertin; daughter, Erin Bailey; two step-sons, Todd Brake and Scott Brake; step-daughter, Lynn LaLuzerne; sister, Virginia Finger; three brothers, Dr. Jim Simmer, Dr. Tom Simmer, and David Simmer. She had ten beautiful grandchildren, Andrew Bertin, Abby Bertin, Josh Bertin, Cooper Brake, Jackson Brake, Chelsea Hamaker, Maty Hamaker, Seylor Hamaker, Austin Brake and Bailey Brake.



The service to celebrate Jackie's life will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville on October 14, 2016 at 10:00 am.