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Eunice Brownson Brownley

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Brownson Brownley, Eunice

Mrs. Eunice Brownson Brownley died in the Health Services Center, ADF/Knollwood Retirement Community, Washington, DC, on July 16, 2014.

Eunice Brownson Brownley was born in Black Creek Township, Wisconsin in 1919 (the daughter of Thomas and Carrie Brownson). She graduated from Shiocton Union Free High School, attended the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. Upon graduation, she entered the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II, serving in the U.S. Army hospital on Tinian, The Marianas. With the end of the war, the hospital moved on to Kyoto, Japan, where she met and married Lt. Richard H. Brownley. After their return to the United States they lived in Blacksburg, Virginia while her husband completed his degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Lt. Brownley returned to active duty in the military and, whenever allowed to do so, Mrs. Brownley accompanied her husband on his many assignments as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She practiced her nursing profession whenever it did not interfere with her responsibilities as a wife and mother.

Mrs. Brownley is survived by her husband, Col. Richard H. Brownley, USA (Retired); a daughter, Kathleen B. vanEsselstyn (David vanEsselstyn), Richmond, Virginia; a son, Dr. Richard H. Brownley, Jr., Chico, California; two grandchildren, Drew vanEsselstyn (Nicole) and Carrie Cybulski (Floyd); and four-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Knollwood Memorial Chapel (6200 Oregon Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20015) on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Army Distaff Foundation, Inc, designated for the Benevolent Care Fund/FAF, 6200 Oregon Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 10, 2014
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