Mary Elizabeth Wachter Brow

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    Mary Brow passed away peacefully on February 18, 2023.
    Mary was born June 2, 1928, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Don and Grace Wachter. She was the third of three children. All have preceded her in death, as well as Raymond Edward Brow, her beloved husband of 57 years.
    She is survived by six children: Katherine, Raymond (Lisa), Paul (Cheryl), David (Darcie), Ted and Mark (Sarah); dear companion Chuck Miller; 11 grandchildren: Sarah (Fonzi), Cameron, Laura (Josh), Christopher, Corey (Jenna), Quinn, Rachel, Annie, Johnny, Edward and Jack; great-grandson Cooper; sisters-in-law Mary Catherine, Karen, Judy and Madonna; and 34 nieces and nephews.
    Her family home was in Omaha, Nebraska, and later Altadena, California, where she attended Sacred Heart Flintridge school as a charter boarding school member. A Bachelor of Arts degree in education was awarded to her from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles.
    Teaching third grade in Monterey Park was her first job after college. Next was teaching first grade in Rochester, Minnesota, where Ray was an intern at the Mayo Clinic. This included raising three children while living in a Quonset hut.
    Mary and Ray were married in 1954 and lived in Rochester, Monterrey Park and Pasadena (since 1965) where they raised a daughter and five boys.
    An excellent athlete, she enjoyed playing tennis and golf into her eighties as well as hiking as a young girl in the Rockies and later in the Swiss Alps with her daughter-in-law Lisa.
    Bridge was a great passion. She was still playing often and winning when she passed away. Many were taught bridge by her in Christ Child classes.
    Travel took her to many countries throughout the world. Ray took her often to Europe and also to Egypt and China. Mary and her friend Charlotte enjoyed several Elder Hostel and international trips. She and her companion Chuck also made cruises to Hawaii, South America and Asia.
    Her faith was very important to her and a guiding force in her daily life. She was a Life Member of the Christ Child Society, a member of Saints Felicitas and Perpetua church in San Marino and earlier in St. Philip in Pasadena.
    Her serene demeanor and always pleasant warm smile made her welcome wherever she went. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
    A memorial Rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. and a Mass at 11 a.m. on June 3 at Saints Felicitas and Perpetua church in San Marino.