Juanita had both an obituary, which the Modesto Bee used to print for free, and an "Memories of" entry, which the family paid for.
The Modesto Bee Tuesday, 10 April 2007; p. B-4 (Obituary)
Juanita Viola Brians January 8, 1923 – April 7, 2007 Passed away on April 7, 2007 in Modesto, California. Juanita was born January 8, 1923 in Jasper, Arkansas, the daughter of Greene Lee and Armenta Pennington.Juanita was a retired and beloved public school teacher. She also served in the Women's Army Air Corps in World War Two. She was the widow of the late Garland Lee Brians of Batesville, Arkansas.
Juanita is survived by one son, one grandson, six sisters and one brother.
The family announces that there will be a viewing on April 12, 4 PM until 9 PM with funeral services on April 13 at 10 AM at Salas Brothers funeral home. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.
The Modesto Bee May 20, 2007; p. B-4
In Memory of
(Picture, not very good, from her Women's Army Air Corps days.)
Juanita Viola Pennington Brians
January 8, 1923 – April 7, 2007
Born to Greene Lee and Arminta Rich Pennington in Jasper, Arkansas, Juanita was raised in Arkansas before she joined the women's Army Air Corps in World War II where she obtained marksman status for her rifle skills.
Juanita married Garland Lee Brians of Batesville, Arkansas and was a loving mother to Larry Wayne and Gary Lee. [Those are two sons with first and middle names, not four sons.] She taught public school in Arkansas and business college in Modesto, California. Her loving nieces and nephews recall "Aunt Pete's" enthusiasm for playing softball, quilting, bowling, gospel singing and the poems she penned.
She is survived by son Larry, his wife Rosie, grandson Matthew, and sisters Ora Vay Worthy of Springdale, Arkansas Barbara Ballard of Vancouver, Washington Nina Faria, Goldy Mosley, Gladys Towell, Ruby Ward, Patricia Fowler, and brother, Wendell Pennington, all of Modesto.
Some things I try to copy at the bottom of every obit I post:
1) I'm not related and didn't know the person. I do this to repay a number of people who did lookups for me, in a general way. They almost never need a lookup in Stanislaus County, but others do. If you would like to return the favor, in the same general way, I suggest the GenForum site for your county. There are usually unanswered obit requests.
2) I’ll send you the paper copy of the microfilm if you send me your address via my profile. This is a limited time offer, since I've been doing this for a while and the ones no one wants clutter up my genealogy cubbyhole. If I don't hear from you in 30 days or so, out it goes.