Mary Louise Braun, age 71, of Everson passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham with family at her side. She was born May 25, 1947 in Vancouver, British Columbia to parents Robert George and Flora Letitia (Hogg) Rough. Mary graduated from Lynden High School with the Class of 1966 and lived the rest of her life in Everson where she was very active. She was a long time member of New Life Fellowship Church and enjoyed baking and making meals for others. Mary worked various jobs including being a candy striper, beautician, cannery worker, bookkeeper, baker and caterer, family dairy farm worker and most of all being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She also loved to travel with her best friend, Nancy King (Snag), to places like South Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica and numerous cruises. She greatly enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in various activities, as she showed her loving and outgoing personality. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister in-law Prudy, and is survived by her husband Les of 32 years; daughters, Kris (Mike) Oliver and Margie (Troy) Ten Kley; step daughters, Tricia (James) Machen and Yvonne; grandchildren, Amber (Channing) Morrison, Andrew Oliver, Taryn and Jenna Ten Kley; great grandchildren, Kade, Lexi and Jace Morrison; brother, George Rough (Gina); nephews, Jon and Zack Rough; her best friend Nancy King (Snag); and like a son Wally Bassett. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at New Life Fellowship Church 810 East Pole Road, Lynden, WA 98264 with Pastor Doug Wooten officiating. Memorial donations may be sent to Whatcom Hospice House at 2806 Douglas Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225.
Whatcom Hospice House
2800 Douglas Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225
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