Obituary of Mary Brown
Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Yoder Brown, October 15, 1949 – July 13, 2018,
The Beloved Daughter of Betty J. Yoder and preceded in death by her Father Roman A. Yoder Sr. The sister of, Roman A. Yoder Jr.(Anita), Samuel F. Yoder Sr. (Renee), Rebecca E. Brown, David N. Yoder Sr. (Carol), Elaine F. Hasty (Charles), Nancy M. Capparelli, John L. Yoder, Teresa J. Yoder. Married to and preceded in death William Brown. Two step children, Lesa DePeal (Thomas), Timmy Brown. And her second family in Swannanoa, NC. Pat and Ernst Laursen. “My life is so much richer because of them.” Mary E. Brown
“I would have never become a teacher if it had not been for Alice VanCleef” the inspiration for her career. Earning an Associates Degree at Daytona Beach Community College. Proceeding on to Warren Wilson College, in Swannanoa, North Carolina, Earning a Bachelor Degree. And Completing a Masters Degree in Cortland, New York.. Mary retired in June of 2012 after 39 years of teaching. “ Greatest moments are found when I look into the eyes of a child and can see that they are experiencing the excitement of learning something new” Mary E. Brown.
She loved life, as a young adult she had a life scare, which sent her on the mission to seize the day, “Carpe Diem”. She doted on her family tremendously, all of them. And cherished every moment. Mary was an adventurer as well as an intellectual. She loved to read, travel and gardening. We have received the best of who she was. She rests in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Greatly missed and dearly loved.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:00 am located at Glenwood Presbyterian Church, 3190 Grand Avenue, Deland, Florida