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Mary Louise Brunner
09/30/1922 — 05/22/2011
From Pasco, WA, US | Born in Sedro Woolley, WA
Mary Louise Brunner
Mary Louise Rhodes Brunner 88, of Kennewick Washington, passed away May 22, 2011. Mary was born September 30, 1922 to Clifford and Bertha Rhodes of Sedro Woolley, Washington. She was preceded in death by her brothers Edwin Earl, Marion Eugene, and sister Donna Jean. They lived with their parents in Concrete and Birdsview, Washington.
Mary attended Schools in Concrete, Birdsview and graduated from high school in 1940. She attended Mt. Vernon Junior College, Yakima Valley College, University of Washington and Bellevue Community College.
Mary married James F. Brunner September 5, 1942 in Colorado Springs, CO. Their family included daughter, Dorothy Stanley, and sons James A, Peter, and Paul. The family lived in Yakima for many years, and also resided at the White Pass Ski Area where Mary and James operated the Cracker Barrel Grocery and Exxon service station. James passed away January 2, 1992 at Richland, WA.
Mary married Russell Sisung of Kennewick, WA November 22, 1992. Russell passed away June 7, 2002. She married Andrew V. Williamson of Boulevard Park, WA August 18, 2003.
Mary had careers that included private secretary, model, sales person, motel management, and property management. She enjoyed playing the piano all her life for family and friends. She was also an aspiring writer, writing many newsletters and operation manuals. She also served as Editor of the WWII 89th Division Society magazine "THE ROLLING W".
Mary is survived by four children: Dorothy Fred Stanley of Ellensburg, WA; James A. Brunner of Yakima, WA; Peter Thi Brunner of Sherman Oaks, CA; and Paul Jeri Brunner of Pasco, W A. Her grand children include Kevin Stanley, Chicago, IL, Matthew Stanley, Seattle, WA, Richard Brunner, Pasco, WA, Alaina Mike Iverson, Pasco, WA, James F. Brunner, Pasco, WA, and Peter N. Brunner, Sherman Oaks, CA. Mary's great granddaughters are Cheyenne and Sierra Brunner, Pasco, WA.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, June 19, 2011, 2:00 pm, at the Terrace Heights Memorial Park, 3001 Terrace Heights Drive, Yakima, Washington.
I am saddened to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. I have so many memories of Aunt Mary from my childhood. There is the reassurance of the resurrection, and we will be able to see Aunt Mary again. All our love go out to the family of Mary.
Dave & Vicki Breaux and
Dear Dorothy, Paul, Jim and Peter, I was informed today of your Mother’s passing. We have many memeories from growing up at The Pass with your family. Your Mom always made me feel welcome at the gas station when I came down to get the mail. She helped Paul and I go down to Indian Creek Corral to ride the horses. And there were the many rides home from football and volleyball practices. ANd of course skiing! Know that all of you are in my prayers. May the angels escort her to heaven. God bless, Love Jackie
Dear Dorothy, Paul, Jim and Peter,
Jim, so sorry to see that your mom passed away. I know how much that must hurt. Please accept my condolences,thoughts and prayers at this time when the days seems dim; but I am sure because of her you received the gift of music, creativity and caring. Days will become brighter as time passes and your heart will heal. Love, Judy
Jim and family, sorry to hear of your lose you all are in my prayers
Dorothy, James, Peter & Paul,
Thoughts are with you in the passing of your mom. So many memories when our families were closer. While it’s always hard to say goodbye to family and loved ones, the memories we keep are comforting. It seems like yesterday I ran into Aunt Mary at the Sea-Tac airport, looking fabulous with her vintage suitcase, travel log and off to visit far away friends. She had an amazing life, may you all be at peace in her passing. Your cousin – Sheri.