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Mary Brown

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Mary Brown Obituary
Mary Evelyn Brown, 92, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Las Cruces surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Roswell to Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Walcott.
She grew up in Vega, Texas, and graduated from Vega High School, where she played basketball. Her family moved to Alamogordo just before World War II, where she met and married O'Dell Brown in 1945.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, as well as five brothers and one sister.
Mary worked at Rolland Drug, Hospital Pharmacy and Brunnell's Clothing in Alamogordo for many years, but her passion was creating things with her hands. She loved pottery and crafts, and she shared many of her talents with her family. Cooking was her ultimate joy. You never visited her home that she didn't offer you something to eat. She especially loved baking.
Known later in life as Bumbie, thanks to her grandchildren, she invested many hours in advance of the holidays making cookies and candies that she delivered to family and friends all over town.
She is survived by her two children Vincent Brown and his wife, Alice, of Las Cruces, and Marlyn Gilbert and her husband, Peter, of Roswell; four grandchildren Vince Gilbert and his wife, Whitney, Kyle Gilbert, Julie Hughes and her husband, Jeff, and Anthony (Tony) Brown, all of Las Cruces; a brother Bob Walcott, of Albuquerque; two sisters Gail Scroggins, of Alamogordo, and Patsy Whitlock and her husband, Lee, of Lincoln, Calif.; great-grandchildren Sam Gilbert, Tyler Gilbert, Dylan Gilbert, Phoenix Gilbert, Alexandria (Lexie) Brown, Jillian Hughes and Donovan Brown; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Monte Vista Cemetery with the Rev. Harry Riser officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005.
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 17 to Mar. 24, 2013
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