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Mary Rebecca Brauer, nee Stevens, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, with her beloved husband at her side and surrounded by the love of family and friends. Celebration of life: A celebration of Mary's life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 25, at William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth. A reception for family and friends in Seattle will be held at a later date. Memorials: Please make a donation to Emergency Artists' Support League at P.O. Box 7895, Dallas, Texas 75209, or www.cftexas.org/easl-fund in memory of Mary, in lieu of other remembrances. Mary was born in Seattle, Washington, to Leona M. and Myron J. Stevens, the third of five daughters. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English literature, followed by a long career in the communications industry that included work at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and, most recently, more than 15 years with Weber Shandwick in Dallas. The excellence of Mary's efforts on behalf of Weber Shandwick's clients was recognized by numerous national awards. She truly enjoyed her work, particularly the friendship of colleagues and clients in the U.S. as well as China, Japan, India and Russia. In 1990, Mary and Greggory A. Brauer, Ph.D., were married in a joyous celebration in Seattle; they enjoyed many happy years together and shared a love of France, especially wonderful times in Paris and Provence. Mary loved life, laughter and good company. She faced her final illness as she strove to live her life, with intelligence, wit and grace. Mary is survived by her husband, Gregg; sisters, Helen and husband, Stephen Ellis, of Snohomish, Washington, Hannah and husband, Michael Pacheco, of Taos, New Mexico, Ilene Stevens of Renton, Washington, and Irene Harris of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; nephew, Peter Ellis; nieces, Mary Van der Molen and husband, Aaron, Sarah Boyer and husband, James, Teresa Powell and husband, Phillip, Christina Johnston and husband, Robert; nephew, Daniel Dahners; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 20, 2013
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