Marialee Pettersen Brummitt

Marialee Pettersen Brummitt Marialee Pettersen Brummitt was born November 26, 1924 and passed away, January 28, 2013 joining her husband Howard and their parents, in life eternal. Raised in Visalia, Marialee graduated from Mt. Whitney High School and attended College of Sequoias. She and Howard were married on September 18, 1943 and like so many others she awaited her husband's return from the war in the Pacific, then moving to Southern California where they remained for over 30 years. The family raised, she joined Howard moving to Denver, Japan, and then to Argentina as a part of Howard's design work for Disney & Battaglia Design, before retiring in Visalia. Marialee is remembered as a kind, generous person, who found meaning through artistic expression. She studied local art, language, and culture as a part of her travels. She was a talented artist noted for her quilting, landscape, portraits, sculptured pottery, and stain glass presentations. She shared generously of her love of art with family members including personal note cards, birthday and Christmas expressions of her love for each. A devoted Christian, she enjoyed a wide variety of religious traditions but found most comfort and strength through daily devotion and Bible study. Marialee leaves her sister Enga Lockhart and husband Bill, three children, daughter Nan Maxfield and her husband Jim, son Mark, daughter Lynn and husband Don. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 3 nieces and nephews and their children. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 am, February 8, at the Tulare United Methodist Church, 228 West Kern Avenue, Tulare. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Marialee may be given to the Visalia Rescue Mission, Foodlink, or a Church or . Arrangements are entrusted to Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Feb. 4, 2013