Mary Brum Santos went to be with God in heaven on October 21, 2013 in Lemoore, Ca. She was born on August 26, 1920 in Lanare, Ca. to Maria Julia Brum and John V. Brum. Mary was raised in the Lemoore and Riverdale area. On May 28, 1938 she married the love of her life, Manuel N. Santos. Together they raised eight children, seven sons and one daughter: Ted, Gene, Richard, Clarence, Jim, Bill and Jerome Santos and Dorothea Santos Fagundes.
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When her youngest son started school she became the school bus driver on a dare. She drove for fifteen years. Mary loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren or being outdoors.
Mary is survived by one brother Bill Brum of Hanford, Ca and five sons, Gene of Grover Beach, Ca., Richard (Dianna) of Sonora, Ca., Clarence, Jim and Jerome all of Hanford, Ca., one daughter Dorothea Fagundes (Jim) of Kingsburg, Ca., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband Manuel, sons Ted and Bill, brother John Brum, sister Lena Armas, and sister in-law's LeVarne Brum and Elsie Brum.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore with Recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Riverdale. Interment will follow in Lemoore Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to St. Ann's Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 335, Riverdale, CA 93656 or the Alzheimer's Foundation of Central California, P.O. Box 3438, Pinedale, CA 93650.
Published in The Hanford Sentinel on Oct. 24, 2013