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.