Elizabeth Cole BROWN

December 26, 1917August 1, 2018

Elizabeth (Betty) Cole Brown of Seattle, WA, passed away on August 1, 2018 at age 100 years following a brief illness.

Betty was born in Tacoma, WA on December 26, 1917, graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma in 1935 and from Tacoma’s St. Joseph Hospital Nursing Diploma program in 1938. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Enumclaw, WA, and the Polyclinic in Seattle. She was married to A. Lawrence Blessing from 1941 until his death in 1972. She was married to Alvin H. Brown from 1976 until his death in November 2017.

Betty is survived by her children David Blessing and Betsy Blessing Fornoff and her grandchildren Corey and Molly Hubbard; five stepdaughters and their children and grandchildren. Her son, Tom, passed away in 1966.

Betty was the last surviving charter member of Magnolia United Church of Christ (Congregational) in Seattle, WA, and still an active member. Betty reached out with a smile to everyone she met and taught all of us what unconditional love looks like.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at 2 pm at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 700 W. Raye St. on Queen Anne hill in Seattle. All are welcome.

A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday August 25, at Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W. McGraw St. in Seattle, with a reception to follow at the church. We welcome all who loved this amazing woman to celebrate with us.

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends making memorial contributions to Magnolia United Church of Christ or Mary’s Place.


25 August

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Magnolia United Church of Christ

3555 W. McGraw St.
Seattle, WA 98199


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Elizabeth Cole BROWN

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