Laura Marion Brownell

April 12, 1915November 12, 2011

Laura Marion Brownell April 12, 1915 ~ November 12, 2011

Laura Marion Brownell left this life Saturday, 12 November, 2022 in Vancouver, WA. Born Laura Marion Kennelly in Albany, Oregon on April 12th, 1915, she spent most of her life in Oregon and Washington. She is survived by her children: Michael Massee of Weehawken, NJ: Timothy Pettibone, of Ruidoso, NM; Ardyth Morehouse of Vancouver, WA; her stepchildren Steven Massee of Gig Harbor, WA; Barbara D'Angelo, Laguna Beach, CA; Charles Brownell, and Curtis Brownell, Laguna Hills, CA; Janice Langohr, Germany; Marilyn Beyer, Lake Oswego, OR; Roger Brownell, Granada Hills, CA; And Marcia Janich, Los Osos, CA. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. An online obituary and guest book is located at . A remembrance luncheon is planned to be held on her birthday 12 April at a place to be determined. In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged and can be made to the Multnomah County Library (go to for further donation information.)


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Nancy Trotic

December 1, 2011

I feel so privileged to have gotten to know Aunt Marion in the last months of her life. All my life until then I never knew I had such a sweet, funny, smart aunt in her. She gave me a great gift by sharing her knowledge of our family history. I am forever grateful to her and miss her wonderful, kind spirit.

Meredith McKell Graff

November 29, 2011

The world is a smaller, and dimmer place without Marion in it. She was a ray of light and joy to the world! I so enjoyed getting to know her, and having the opportunity to be her lawyer and her friend. I will always treasure the books and tchotches she gave me when she moved in to assisted living several years ago. Thank you so much, Ardyth and Tim, for giving me the chance to see her a few weeks ago before she transitioned to her true home. My love goes out to you all, and particularly Ardy, Tim, and Michael. Thank you so much for sharing your dear mother with me!

Hugs and so much Love,
Meredith McKell Graff