Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nana Beans

My ex-husband's mother passed away recently. Her obituary is beautiful and I thought I'd share it with the world so that everyone may know the beauty that was Nana Beans.


Noreen "Nell" Frances Brown Known by her granddaughter as "Nana-Beans", passed away quietly on May 30, 2008.

She was the second of five daughters, and came as an early Christmas present to Vera and Frank Farrell in December 1948 in Bogota, NJ. Nell and her family moved to Tucson in 1958 where she graduated from Salpointe Catholic High.

Nell is survived by her daughter, Kris Pattyson; her son, Kevin Brown; her granddaughter and the twinkle in her eye. In addition she is survived by her four sisters, Kathy Dehn, Colleen Babcock, Joanie Mauger and Maryanne Kizuka; and her "cohort in crime" Aunt Rosemary Burgerhoudt.

Though the last few years of Nell's life were plagued by the effect of fighting cancer her concerns were always about her family. Nell was a wonderful loving mother and grandmother and a friend to all and in the words of her son, "She has now become a great guardian angel to all". The family extends a special thank you to Hospice Family Care for their loving care of Nell during her final days.

Nana Beans and her Silly Duck...

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