Mable Lee Brown went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. She was born on January 1, 1920, to Oscar and Vinnie Langley in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She married the love of her life, Percy J.C. Brown on April 25, 1943, at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Maryland during World War II. They had been married almost 67 years.
Mable was an avid reader and an accomplished seamstress and knitter, and she spent many hours making sweaters and afghans for her children and grandchildren. She was employed as a bank teller at the Bank of America, Redding, California and at the U.S. National Bank of Oregon at Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon. Mable was always well thought of by her customers; for she made it a point to greet each one by name and make them feel significant. She has always been known for her warm smile and laughter.
Mable had a strong faith in the Lord, and her relationship with Him was what helped her overcome the obstacles she encountered in her life. Isaiah 40:31 was one of her favorite verses: " But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
Mable is survived by her husband, Percy; two children, Ronald L. Brown and his wife, Karen of Powell, Ohio, and Cheryl Pitcairn and her husband, Tom of Roseburg, Oregon; six grandchildren, Shauna Ward and her husband, Ed; Aimee Brown; Kathleen Harwell and her husband, Dan; Lauri Inman and her husband, Tim, Christa Pitcairn and Noelle Hockerdel; eight great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Kathryn Ward, Victoria Harwell, and Madeline, Claire, Max, Jane, and Maggie Inman; two sister, Katherine Longinotti of Hot Springs and Betty Rapp of Austin, Texas; two nieces, Ann Longinotti and Becky Pawlezczk and one nephew, Stephen Brown.
The family would like to pay a special tribute and thank you to Mable's caregivers during her illness-- Lil Coke, Darcy Potter; Kristeen Oliver; Melissa Gerharter; Abby Andikel and Lateasha Coke--for their devotion and caring for her at the end of her life. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Wellspring Bible Fellowship, 2245 NW Kline St., Roseburg, at 11 a.m. A private interment service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon, the following week.