Sara Goderre

March 4, 2013

Sara Goderre

Sara D. Goderre of Otsego, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 3, 2013 at her home.

Sara was born November 9, 1947 in Ogden,Utah to Rex and Agnes (Davies) Branch. She attended Paw Paw High School and worked and competed successfully with horses in the Western Pleasure Class. Sara loved animals and worked more than 30 years as a veterinary technician. Sara was a non-traditional fun-loving free spirit, who was always there with open arms to family and friends.

Surviving are her son and daughter, Gabriel (Dana) Goderre of Otsego and Megan (Ben) Knight of Allegan; five grandchildren, Devon, Olivia, Jaylynn, Trae and Ethan; siblings, Anne Branch of Lake Odessa, Steve Branch of Honor, Missy (Don) Torrey of Bangor and Greg (Diane) Branch of Otsego; a dear friend, Nick McCarty; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Sara’s family from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Cremation will follow with a Celebration of her life to be held in the spring. (The family asks friends for contact information, either in the register book at the funeral home or on the funeral home website, so that they can send notification of the day and time of the Celebration of Life).

Contributions in memory of Sara may be made to Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, 8450 N. 43rd St., Augusta, MI  49012, or to a college fund for her grandchildren (please make checks payable to Megan Knight).

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