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Brianne Howey Mother: What Happened To Colleen Braun?

Brianne Howey is expecting her first child with her husband, Matt Ziering. But sadly, her mother, who taught her the importance of motherhood, is no longer in this world to celebrate the good news. So, what happened to Colleen Braun? Keep reading to find out.

What Happened To Brianne Howey Mother, Colleen Braun?

Brianne Howey’s beloved mother, Colleen Braun took her last breath on January 5, 2011, in La Cañada Flintridge, CA. She was undergoing successful treatment for cancer at the time, but she succumbed to pneumonia!

Colleen was a brilliant woman who treasured life and met all its challenges. Even when she was ill, her beautiful smile never faded away She loved traveling, exercising and was an avid baker. But her best pastime activity was to be with her children, family, and friends. 

In the community, Colleen will be forever loved and remembered for her positive spirit, unending generosity, and infinite energy.

After her death, her family established Colleen Braun Behrman Memorial to help others in need and often paid her a tribute on FB @ColleenBraunBehrmanMemorial.

“You, dear sister, left a huge gaping emptiness in me that I thought at first I would be able to overcome with time. I cry over the loss of you, and I long to smile back at that huge infectious grin of yours. I love you forever,” her sister Sharon wrote.

A loving mother, Colleen, just three months before her death, took to her FB to praise her daughter, “Brianne is on 90210 Tonight!  I am so proud of my little actress!  She is in the Auction scene. Watch for her!  I love you Bri!”

Now, Brianne has come so far. She has over 40 movies and TV shows to her name including Criminal Minds (2013), The Middle (2011-2012), Baby Daddy (2013), Revenge (2012), Scream Queens (2015), Twisted (2014), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Time Trap (2017), Little Bitches (2018) and Plus One (2019).

The actor has also done quite well in her personal life. She married the love of her life, Matt Ziering, on July 24, 2021, and together, they are now expecting a baby!

Was Colleen Braun Married To Brianne Howey’s Father?

Colleen Braun wasn’t married to Brianne Howey’s father Donald W Howey (born: Jun 1962). Rather, she was in matrimony with Michael Behrman (born: Aug 1965 in Charlotte, NC).

However, Colleen does share other children with Donald. They are Daniel (born: 2006) and Cailan (born: 1994).

Their daughter, Cailan Howey attended La Cañada High School and now resided in  Los Angeles, California. Find her on FB @cailan.howey and IG @cailanmarie.

So, while Colleen married Michael,  Donald went on to settle down with his wife Hong C Howey (born: Dec 1973). Here’s her FB @hong.howey.

Trivia: Colleen’s baby daddy Donald is the son of Richard W. and Carleen Howey. He also has a brother named Carl Howey who was married to Casi.

Colleen Braun Age At The Time Of Her Death

Colleen Braun was 43 years of age when she left this world.

This means she was only 21 when she welcomed her daughter Brianne on May 24, 1989.

Colleen Braun Parents

Colleen Braun was born to her parents, Toni and Albert Braun. They were 86 and 94 years of age respectively in 2023.

As for her siblings, they are — Aileen Deaugustine (born: Apr 1972), Erin Rogers (born: Jun 1975), Matthew Braun (born: Jan 1977), Vincent G Braun (born: Sep 1983), Albert C Braun (born: Nov 1965), and Sharon M Braun (born: Apr 1963).

Colleen Braun Job

Colleen Braun was a technology executive. In her mid-20s, she co-founded Condol International and spent three years consulting and traveling throughout the Asia Pacific, opening offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington, and Singapore.

She then returned home to La Canada and founded Novydia, where she directed software projects at major corporations including The Walt Disney Company.

Overall, Colleen was loved by all her co-workers, and employees. Not only for her professionalism but also for her kindness and compassion. “Colleen, I can’t find the words to explain how much I still miss you on a daily basis, even sitting here one year later.  You touched so many lives and accomplished so much during your brief time here with us… I love and miss you deeply,” Julie wrote.

Related FAQs

  • Where Was Colleen Braun From?

Colleen hailed from La Canada Flintridge, California.

But she was living in Charlotte, North Carolina at the time of her death.

  • When Was Colleen Braun Birthday?

Colleen received her birthday wishes on July 27. But even after her death, the wishes never stopped coming.

“Happy Birthday, Colleen.  Words just can’t describe how much I, and we all, still miss you.  Your love, your generosity, and your sense of humor still guide us all as a reminder of how life can and should be lived.  May the Heavens be filled with your laughter today and may it overflow to us here as we think of you, celebrate you, and smile, grateful for the time we did have with you,” her sister wrote on her memorial FB page.

  • Was Colleen Braun On Instagram And Facebook?

Colleen was on Facebook @colleen.behrman.

We couldn’t find her on Instagram.


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