Originally Published: September 17, 2017 6:01 a.m.
Mary Shelley Brown passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 5, 2017. She was born July 27, 1926, in Friendship, Indiana, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Kinman) Shelley. Mary was 91 years old.
Mary led a very active life. Early in her married life she worked as the Food Service Manager for Fisher Body in Cincinnati, Ohio. After moving to Maryland with her husband and family, she took those same skills to Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Soon she was recruited as a dental assistant for the family’s dentist. Mary kept very busy working outside the home, supporting her husband with his career and raising their two children.
The pride and joy of Mary’s life were her children, four grandsons and eight great grandchildren. Her kind spirit, steadfast faith and selfless generosity lives on through each of them. Above all, Mary was committed to everyone in both her immediate and extended family and made certain that each of them knew of her support.
She was a long time member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Prescott where she found strength, comfort, friendship and many opportunities to serve others.
Mary is survived by her loving and devoted husband, William S. Brown of 72 years; children, William A. Brown and his wife Susan of El Cajon, California, Phyllis Boudreaux and her husband, Joseph C., of Prescott, Arizona; grandchildren, T. Clent Boudreaux, W. Taylor Boudreaux, Christopher P. Brown, Kevin K. Brown; and great grandchildren, Alexa, Ethan, Andreas, Joseph, Ava, Anderson, Liam, and Sila. Mary is preceded in death by her parents and also her siblings, Joseph, Marvin, Harvey, Courtney, Louise, and Margaret.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Mary’s name to: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott, AZ 86305.
A family visitation will take place at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, followed by a celebration of Mary’s life starting at 11 a.m.
The Ruffner Wakelin Prescott Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements for Mary Brown. Please log on to www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Mary’s guestbook and share a memory with the family.
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