Barbara Dodson Braswell

Profile Updated: June 11, 2018
Residing In: Suffolk, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Dwight ,USAF Chaplain Colonel Retired
Occupation: Elementary school teacher and realtor
Children: Christie,born 1972 died 1997; Debi,born 1976; Dwight II born 1979; Debi & Jon are in RE in VA; More… DII is in the entertainment business in NYC, his wife, Maritza is a lawyer in NY...grandson Noah J.
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See my son Dwight II on the miniseries the PACIFIC by Tom Hanks and Stephen Speilberg. DII(Steve Evanston,s) story will be the story of episode #8, Sunday evening,May 8th on HBO . You will know which one he is because he looks just like me and he has that same energy you watched in me as your cheerleader back at Roswell High.

After graduation from RHS I attended Wayland Baptist College, Plainview, Texas where I met and dated " the most handsome man on campus", who loved to travel as did I.

(I graduated from ENMU and Dwight graduated from CU.) we got married and set off to see the world...and to this day we only lack a few states in the US.

Our love for travel has taken us all through Europe(Germany,France,Italy,plus;)England;Far East(Japan,Korea,Thailand,,Hong Kong).We even walked the "Great Wall of China"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dear Roswell HS Friends,

It’s time to celebrate our 50th Reunion! 1965 - 2015! WOW!! My thoughts are filled with precious memories of long-time friends, like you, whose lives enriched mine along the journey of life. And what a journey it has been. I spent 30 years traveling around the world while Dwight served as a Chaplain, Colonel in the USAF. Our last assignment was in Virginia where we now live.

We’re always on the go! In fact, we recently moved from a Victorian house on the historic James River to a Rancher on the golf course. Truth be told, I’ve been dancing with Parkinson’s disease the past several years, and stairs and I don’t get along. I’m one of those “kids” you see walking with a cane or rolling a walker everywhere I go. But that’s okay, because I’m still able to go!

And speaking of going! Dwight and I love to travel. We took a trip in 2013 from coast to coast. We spent five months on the road, traveled 12,000 miles, and had the time of our life. One of the many “biggy” events was being in the grandstands for the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day. In 2014 we spent two months on the road, traveled 7,000 miles, and saw Chicago, Mall of America, the Great Lakes, and everything in between here and there. I’ve included a couple pictures of fun times and places across America.

Our children are doing great! Our daughter and her husband live nearby and we see them all the time. Our son and his family live in Denver, and we’re making plans to see them in a couple months.

Dwight and I will celebrate 47 years of marriage in July. God has richly blessed our lives! We enjoy a close walk with the Lord, and through faith, family and friends, our lives are filled with joy. I don’t know what tomorrow may bring, but I know the One who holds the future. It’s the Lord’s “Amazing Grace” that has been my hope and strength all these years!

I wish God’s very best to you and yours! Thanks so much for the calls, cards, texts, emails, and all the other reminders of friendship from days gone by. If we don’t make the 50th Reunion for one reason or another, our thoughts and prayers are with you! Let’s keep in touch!

With 50 Years of Gratitude,

Barbara Dodson Braswell

School Story:

We attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas where Dwight earned his masters and his doctorate in theology.

After pastoring Temple Baptist Church in Salida, Colorado ,he joined the USAF as a SBC Chaplain.

We then enjoyed 30 years of service to our Lord and our Country. Dwight retired in 2009 as a full Colonel.

After retiring from teaching in 2000, my daughter Debi and I began our family Real Estate business.

Through RE I found a "new love". We bought a large Victorian home on the James River (off the Chesapeak Bay which leads to the Atlantic Ocean).

Now we spend our time working on the house and taking buying trips to keep our booths and showcases filled at the two Antique Malls we are in.


Retirement is wonderful! We are having a "Blast"!

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Happy Birthday, Barbara! Hope you are well in VA. Here's to great day for you on your birthday. May you be surrounded with the love of family and friends near and far. Ain't God good? KLUJICS! Matthew 6:25 - 34. Respectfully, Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate

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Happy Birthday, Barb! Sorry I'm late this year! I hope you are doing well and continue to be blessed as you serve the Lord where you are. KLUJICS!! Psalm 116:1-12
Respectfully, Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate

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Happy Birthday, Barbara! May your May birthday be a wonderful time of celebration and you receive many blessings because of the Hod"s love. James 1:17. KLUJICS! Respectfully. Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate.

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Dwight II and Maritza with Tom Hanks at the "Pacific" Premier at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
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My son Dwight and his daughter Vivi. So precious! She also took after Dwight in her music ability. Love it!
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Cute little Noah kissing his sister Vivi on the cheek.
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Christmas in San Diego, CA at The Del in Coronado.
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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
So many memories of the games, pep rallies, homecoming, bonfires, carravans to away games, the list goes on. Great school spirit!! GO COYOTES! Let the good times roll again in 2010!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Can you believe it??!!...on one ski...so easy back in 64-65! Now, I don't think so! ha ha

My family had a cabin at Alamogordo Lake near Ft. Sumpter where we would go skiing as often as possible. My dad and I would slalom ski together crossing back and forth across the wake of the boat...such fun!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Cheerleader at heart. I was a cheerleader at Wayland Baptist College in Plainview TX where I met my handsome hubby, a football player and student class treasurer.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
It was this weekend in Memphis TN, Dwight proposed to me. Just two months later, we got married in Roswell at Calvary Baptist Church. We both agree this is the best decision we ever made.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Greetings from the Great Wall of China! We spent a month abroad for our 20 anniversary touring Korea, Japan, China, Thailand. Hong Kong was our favorite place.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Dwight and Barbara at the Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Dwight II and Noah
My only grandson Noah has been "booked" for a Fisher-Price commercial campaign. Looks like he's pretty happy about that!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
I found this one on the internet of Dwight Braswell
at Los Angeles Premiere of HBO's new mini series 'The Pacific'
Photo by © / WENN February 24, 2010
link: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/events/Pacific,%20The/the_pacific_premiere_2_18_wenn2753266.html

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Dwight II and Maritza with Tom Hanks at the "Pacific" Premier at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.