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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mary Brand

It is with heavy heart that I remark the passing of my sister-in-law,  Mary Brand, who died yesterday after suffering a fall at her home.

Mary was 16 and I was 18 when I married Charlie and became part of the Brand family in 1968. We spent many hours gathered around the Brand family dining room table for dinners followed by rousing card games. One of my fondest memories of Mary is of a trip that we took to Hawaii - just the two of us. The ocean, colorful flowers, and warm temperatures were just what we needed during the Colorado winter.

I spoke to Mary by telephone during her last stay in the hospital but was unable to travel to Colorado to see her. During her final days she was surrounded by her life-long friend Vicki, her two brothers, and her six nephews and nieces.

She was loved and she will be missed.

Mary, Charlie, Philippe, Rachel, and me