OBITUARY

Mary Louise Brown

July 1, 1937March 10, 2018

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary L Brown, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her home in Yakima at the age of 80. Mary was born on July 1, 1937, to Herald and Shirley Hall in Portland, Oregon.

She graduated from Everett High School in 1955. Following graduation, she attended Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing, where she obtained her degree as a Registered Nurse. She furthered her education in Coronary Care and Electrocardiography attending both Seattle University and the University of Washington. She was chosen to be Washington State Representative on the National Cardiovascular Nursing Council. She also served on the State Nursing Education Committee. Mary worked at Central For those wishing to make a donation, they may make it to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Memorial Hospital as an Assistant Director of Nurses until she was forced to retire in 1974, due to her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis. She was proud when she was able to serve as a wife, mother, and professional.

While attending school, Mary met her future husband, Bill Brown. They married on May 29, 1959 in Everett, Washington. Together they had three children and made their home in Toppenish, Washington. Mary enjoyed being involved with her children’s activities and continued that passion with her grandchildren. Her sweet smile and kind heart will be greatly missed.

Mary is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bill Brown, daughter, Debbie Soliz of Yakima, son, Randy (Gail) Brown of Zillah and daughter, Tammy (Steve) Bangs of Toppenish. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father, Herald Hall, mother, Shirley Hall and brothers, Jim Hall and Sonny Hall.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 15 from 4:00-8:00 at Keith and Keith Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, March 16 at 1:00 at Terrace Heights Memorial Park followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 at Meyer Auditorium located at Living Care Retirement Community. A small luncheon will follow at Living Care.

We would like to extend a very special thanks to April and Susie, caregivers from Hospice. Your love and care will never be forgotten!

To share a memory of Mary, please visit www.keithandkeith.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bill Brown, daughter, Debbie Soliz of Yakima, son, Randy (Gail) Brown of Zillah and daughter, Tammy (Steve) Bangs of Toppenish. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

    She is preceded in death by her father, Herald Hall, mother, Shirley Hall and brothers, Jim Hall and Sonny Hall.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Bangs
  • Ryan Bangs
  • Joey DePrey
  • Jacob Ferderer
  • William Soliz
  • Randy Brown
  • Jake Hight, Honorary
  • Joey Soliz, Honorary
  • Junior Soliz, Honorary
  • Adam Soliz, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary Louise Brown

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Don and Jane GARGAS

March 20, 2018

To Bill, Debbie, Randy and Tammy,

Although I (Don) only worked alongside Mary for less than two years at Central Memorial Hospital in Toppenish, I was impressed by her skill, her understanding attitude with patients and medical knowledge. Even more than that, she was always a delight to work with, and we all sorely missed her when she left. The hospital was never quite the same.

I (Jane) got to know Mary through Paul and Maureen Monahan, and I remember some lovely and lively talks with her. Mary was ever cheerful and outgoing, no matter how much she was struggling with her health.
A great co-worker, friend, wife and mother.

We miss her and send you all our deep sympathy.
Don and Jane Gargas

John and Bobbie Sahr

March 15, 2018

We knew when we first met Mary Hall that Bill had hit a home run. We double dated, were in each others' weddings, and became Godparents for each other's child: our Betsy, their Tammy. Mary was the gentle soul who completed the circle in Bill's life that he had always searched for. Her sweet, "Now Bill...." always brought a smile to our faces because Bill was not able to fool her or get away with an elaborate story. They shared such a loving twinkle in their eyes when talking about their family or sharing a memory. And their love was always evident. When we saw her just recently her sweet disposition was still in play even though she and we knew her time was short. We mourn Mary's passing and regret so much we are out of town and cannot attend her services. Bless you Bill. We send our love to you and all your family.

FROM THE FAMILY