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Violet Mae Brown  

Violet Mae Brown

April 19, 1917 – July 28, 2016

Violet Mae Brown, age 99, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Born in Johnstown, PA on April 19, 1917, Violet was a daughter of the late Reginald Reed and Hazel Mae (Weber) Gable. She made her career as a textile researcher with the DuPont Company for 35 years, retiring in 1987.

Active in her community throughout her lifetime, Violet vounteered with the Civil Air Patrol, the American Red Cross and at Longwood Gardens. She looked forward to dining out with the DuPont Breakfast Club where she was happy to keep in touch with old friends and co-workers. An avid traveler, Violet had visited both Europe and Hawaii. She enjoyed completing puzzle books in her leisure time and adored spending time with her family. A triple cancer survivor, Violet possessed a tenacious spirit that saw her through many difficult times. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother and will be truly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her siblings, Jack Gable and Ruth Kohr; granddaughter, Cynthia Williams; and great grandson, John Williams III. She is survived by her children, Marlene M. Williams (John) of Bear, DE and Richard H. Brown (Donna) of Lewes, DE; 6 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 16 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Violet’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Currine, August 2, 2016

    My deepest condolences to the Brown family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally but I understand how difficult a time like this can be. May memories of her and our Heavenly Father, who is the God of all comfort, give you the strength and comfort that you need (2 Corinthians 1:3). Our Heavenly Father understands your pain because he too has experienced the death of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Just as God resurrected his Son, he yearns to resurrect our loved ones as well (Job 14:14, 15). I hope these words give you the comfort and peace you need during this difficult time.

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  2. krista McCrea, August 2, 2016

    I am so sorry for your loss. Rich has always talked so highly of her, she seemed like a really great lady who lived a long and full life.

    Krista

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  3. Jennifer Hoover, August 2, 2016

    Will miss you.

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  4. ken &jackie brown, August 2, 2016

    so sorry everyone she was a wonderful person love ken&jackie

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  5. Mary jo OBrien, August 3, 2016

    Rip grand mom Brown. You will never be forgotten .

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  6. Jim Weddell, August 5, 2016

    My condolences to the Brown family. I had the good fortune of carpooling with Vi and Rose Moore for several years in the early 1980s. I had just moved to Wilmington and begun working at DuPont’s Chestnut Run site. I remember Vi as a gracious friend, very willing to help others.

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