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OBITUARY

Clarita Tungao Viernes Brown

May 8, 1934March 14, 2020
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Clarita Brown (nee Viernes), 85, of Houston, Texas, went home to be with her Lord March 14, 2020. Clarita, loving wife of Delbert Brown, passed away on March 14 in Huntsville, Texas after a long illness. “Claring”, as she was lovingly called by family and close friends, was born on May 8, 1934 to Claudio and Ursula Viernes (both deceased) in Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor, Philippines. She is survived by her husband Delbert and step-son Bill.

Claring is also survived by eight nephews and nieces and many grand-nephews and grand-nieces scattered in the Philippines, the USA and Australia. She finished her nursing degree at Silliman University, Dumaguete City in 1956 and, after passing the Nursing Board Exam, worked at different hospitals – the then Silliman Mission Hospital, and later at the Siquijor Provincial Hospital, Bais City Hospital and Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital.

In the 1970s she migrated to the USA and worked at the MD Anderson Cancer Center until her retirement. Her love for the Lord was shown in her generosity to family members, several of whom she helped to send through school and university, as well as to her “home church” in the Philippines. She loved to play music on her keyboard and recorder and was an active member of the Prime Time Singers Choir of West U Baptist Church where she met her husband Delbert. She was involved with the Hand Bell Choir of the church as well as a volunteer in the MD Anderson Canteen and Sheltering Arms. She will be greatly missed by family and friends in three countries.

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Donna Kirk

March 27, 2020

I meet Clarita in 2017 ! I knew her husband Delbert since 1971!
She was such a sweet dear Lady! I was very fortunate to visited Clarita and Delbert many times. My last visit was the week of her passing ! I was able to look into her eyes and tell her “I Love You”.
She looked at me and raised those eye brows and smiled at me ! I knew that would be the last time I would see her before she went to be with her Lord and Savior! I will miss her very much!
This was one of my favorite picture of Delbert and Clarita at the Trinity Assisted Living in Trinity,Tx

FROM THE FAMILY

Clarita's ancestral home in Bino-ongan, Enrique Villanueva Siquijor. She grew up in an older house in this same spot.

FROM THE FAMILY

This was from 1961 while she was a nurse at the Silliman Univeversity Mission Hospital, long before it became Silliman University Medical Center and moved outside the main campus.

FROM THE FAMILY

In 1966, she worked as a nurse at the Siquijor Provincial Hospital.

FROM THE FAMILY

1970s - Dumaguete City airport - Clarita departs for the USA. In photo are niece Olivia with her children together with Gina May Dominguez-Angel and the late Nelia Anito.

FROM THE FAMILY

Clarita, or Claring as she is called by family, learned to play the piano as an adult and loved playing whenever she got the chance.

FROM THE FAMILY

Early years in the USA - visiting cousin Yoling in Seattle.

FROM THE FAMILY

Claring and Dinah in the Blue Mountains.

FROM THE FAMILY

1983, Sydney Harbour and Bridge - Claring went to Australia to visit her niece Dinah and her husband Bob.

FROM THE FAMILY

1985 - Hanauma Bay, Hawaii.

FROM THE FAMILY

Clarita's ancestral home in Bino-ongan, Enrique Villanueva Siquijor. She grew up in an older house in this same spot.

FROM THE FAMILY

This was from 1961 while she was a nurse at the Silliman Univeversity Mission Hospital, long before it became Silliman University Medical Center and moved outside the main campus.

FROM THE FAMILY

In 1966, she worked as a nurse at the Siquijor Provincial Hospital.

FROM THE FAMILY

1970s - Dumaguete City airport - Clarita departs for the USA. In photo are niece Olivia with her children together with Gina May Dominguez-Angel and the late Nelia Anito.

FROM THE FAMILY

Clarita, or Claring as she is called by family, learned to play the piano as an adult and loved playing whenever she got the chance.

FROM THE FAMILY

Early years in the USA - visiting cousin Yoling in Seattle.

FROM THE FAMILY

Claring and Dinah in the Blue Mountains.

FROM THE FAMILY

1983, Sydney Harbour and Bridge - Claring went to Australia to visit her niece Dinah and her husband Bob.

FROM THE FAMILY

1985 - Hanauma Bay, Hawaii.

FROM THE FAMILY

1989 - Reuniting with Vernaiz cousins from Cebu in Hawaii.