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Gail Marie Brown

January 8, 1939 — May 27, 2024


Gail Marie Brown

Gail, our loving mother, passed away May 27, 2024, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was born January 8, 1939, to Lyle John Peterson and Mary Eleanora Swietoniowski Peterson, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As an only child, she loved ice skating, sledding, fishing with her father and many hours cooking with her mother.

She married her High School sweetheart, Donald LeRoy Brown, December 6, 1956. He served 4 years in the Navy, during that time they had 2 boys, Donald Jr. and Clayton. After the Navy they had 2 more boys, David, and Eugene. She loved spending time with her boys, swimming in the creek and lake, waterskiing, and camping. She liked gardening, working out in the yard, writing letters, and sewing clothes for her family.

After she raised her boys, she went to Grand Rapids Junior College and graduated May 11, 1984, with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Degree. She enjoyed nursing and caring for others.

Gail and Don lived in many different places as they raised their family including Michigan, California, Nevada and Arizona. But her favorite was when Don worked for Allied Van Lines. They lived on the truck hauling cars across the country, coast to coast. They saw many parts of the country and liked stopping and visiting family along the way. They retired in Arlington, Arizona, out in the country.

In 2019, she went to Idaho to live with her son, David, because it was too difficult to live alone.

She is survived by her 4 sons, Donald Jr, Clayton (Vicki), David (LuAnn), Eugene (Sandi); 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and 1 great- great-grandchild.

Gail’s final resting place will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, next to her sweetheart, Donald L. Brown Sr.

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