Marie Brown Obituary, Death- After a protracted illness, Marie Brown of Ventura passed away on May 15, 2023. She was accompanied by the family members she treasured most in life as she softly passed over to be with the Lord.
Rose and Tony Marrello welcomed her into the world on July 11, 1931, in Cherokee County, Kansas. She had a strong bond with Rose and looked up to her brother Mike, which she carried along to her own children. The Great Depression was extremely difficult for the family, which had a major effect on Marie. She was a hard worker, a skilled manager of the family’s resources, a master chef who only used basic ingredients, was practical, had frugality down pat, and was selfless in her care of the people she loved. She was incredibly beautiful and frequently seemed younger than her actual age. Marie was conscious of her attractiveness, but she was humble, demure, and happy to serve as a supporting character, a genuinely private person, and she placed high importance on her family.
She went on a double date in 1951 and met her future husband Charles. The Army quickly enlisted him to fight in the Korean War. Marie maintains that she waited for his return to restart their relationship since she knew he was “the one” from the start. They got hitched in August 1955 in Columbus, Kansas, and have been faithful to one another for almost 64 years. The week after their wedding, the young couple traveled to California by car along Route 66. Marie settled in San Bernardino, Palos Verdes, and eventually Ventura while Charles moved into the field of education. After giving birth to her son John, she briefly worked in the fields of insurance and tax preparation before quitting to focus solely on being a mother.
Three years later, Melissa, her daughter, was born. She was a devoted wife and mother who stood up for her family with strength and courage. She was also a ferocious protector of her husband and kids. Marie was a model homemaker who gave her entire attention to her family. She read Good Housekeeping and was conscious of the look and cleanliness of her house. In the home, cooking was a big deal, and she loved coming up with Italian treats and trying new recipes for her family. Family favorites like homemade ravioli and noodles were developed by her and will always be cherished.
She also loved watching football matches on television and calling penalties with the same accuracy as the referees. Since 1972, she had attended Ventura First United Methodist Church. Her children Melissa Livingston (Dale) of Ventura, her husband Dr. Charles Brown, her grandkids Nicole Senteio, Diego Rico, Belinda Mausser, Caitlin Brown, Daniel Pacheco, and Brennan Livingston, as well as seven great-grandchildren, survive Marie.