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Mildred R. "Midge" Brown

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Mildred "Midge" R. BROWN June 10, 1908 ~ March 18, 2011 Grandma-Grandma passed away Friday March 18th, peacefully in her sleep, in Sequim, Wa; at the age of 102. She's survived by her Daughter Elizabeth 'Betsy' Brown Cliche, Grandson Curt W Achberger, his wife Chandra, Great Granddaughter Abby and Great Grandson Atlas. Born in Aberdeen South Dakota, to George W. Rahskopf and Ottilda Runge Rahskopf, her family moved to Oregon while she was quite young. They then moved to Seattle, WA when she was 5 years-old, in 1911. Grandma and her sister Lucille Rahskopf- Graham (7/6/1903 - 2/28/1987) were active members of their commu nity and were proud of being Washingtonians. She was an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan, and spoke of attending, The Seattle Metropolitans, hockey games. Grandma worked for Union Carbide as an executive secretary for 25 years. On Sept. 30th, 1949 she married, Wallace M. Brown (6/15/1910 - 10/15/1980). They bought their home and lived in Magnolia where she lived for 45 years. They raised their daugh ter, Elizabeth 'Betsy', there. Grandma went on to work as a clerk in the elementary school in Magnolia, until 'mandatory' retirement in 1973. Then she volunteered her time to the Seattle Public Schools and many charities throughout the years. She shared countless great memories of summers spent at the old family cabin in Port Hadlock. Her travels to many places around the U.S., including a cruise to Alaska before it was a state, left lasting impressions. We enjoyed her stories of family, boating and her travels, but most of all the changes she experienced in her many years. Grandma was moved to Sequim along with her daughter Betsy in the Fall of 2006. In February of 2008, the rest of her family moved down from Alaska to help care for both of them; four generations together, ages from 1 to 102. She reveled in getting to know Abby (who's very much like her Great- Grandma) and then later at the birth of Atlas. She was looking for ward to Atlas' 2nd birthday; unfor tunately, she passed away a few days before. He was the light of her days, Grandma's 'Little Man'. Her good sense of humor, strong will and feisty spirit will be missed. She'd say, 'The problem with the world today is, no one has a sense of humor anymore!' We love you Grandma-Grandma. A private family service will be held. As an expression of sympa thy, memorial contributions may be sent to: National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, 192 Nickerson Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109. www.NationalMSsociety.org Sign Mildred Brown on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 27, 2011
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