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Mavis Lorraine Krueger Brown was born on October 18, 1914 and passed away on July 25, 2015 at 100 years of age.

When Mavis was asked if she could write her memoir in six words, she immediately replied: "Seven lifetimes in one hundred years." Continuing, she elaborated: "Daughter, sister, student, teacher, wife, mother and friend." Lifetimes they were, that grew, overlapped, and they grew some more; lifetimes that always made space for the next one, always growing in volume and intensity. And today, those who know her, remember one or more of those lifetimes and understand she would say, "There is no need to list any accomplishments or honors if there be such. Those who know me remember those things - both the good and bad!" Mavis formed the lives of many people through her teaching in Pawnee, TX, Mathis, TX, Driscoll Junior High, Corpus Christi, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, and through her work with Corpus Christi English teachers in her role with the Division of Instruction in the Corpus Christi Independent School District as language arts consultant, secondary level.

Living was exciting to her; yet she acknowledged life, as she knew it, would eventually end. She said, "Aging is a wonderful process. I've lived so adventurously, learned so much, laughed so hard, loved so deeply, and enjoyed so many wonderful friends. Gradually, though, I will finally drop my beautiful dress of many colors - just like the leaves of fall - and make space for another fresh leaf of spring to take my place. And I? I will go on to explore another life - another life to which I look forward to as another adventure."

Those who have been a special part of Mavis' life and those who remember her today have been a part of one or more of her identifiable lifetimes and include: parents, Leo and Mamie Weaver Krueger; sister, Mary Alice Krueger Engelking; and Fred Lewis Brown Jr., her husband of forty-six years - all deceased; daughter, Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher (Rev. Charles) of Nashville, TN; son, Fred Lewis Brown III (Dr. H. Keven McShane) of Austin, TX; daughter, Jana Brown Villaume (Jim) of Corpus Christi, TX; grandchildren, Bryan L. Brown (Rachel) and great-granddaughters, Beatrice June, Leona Agnes, Harriet Irene; Sarah Brown Hoover (Chantz) of Austin, TX; Jeffrey Charles and great-granddaughter, Eleanor Eileen of Vallejo, CA; Amy Logsdon and great-grandson, Max Warner of Louisville, KY; and her many friends of all ages and locations, especially those at Trinity Towers.

After a private interment at Seaside Memorial Park, a memorial service will be held in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 with the Rev. Greg Hackett officiating. Gifts of remembrance may be made to the Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, Corpus Christi, or to favorite charities.

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