Margaret Brown

Margaret Sue Brown

1945 - 2021

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Obituary of Margaret Sue Brown

Margaret Sue Brown went home to be with her heavenly father on April 12th, 2021.

Margy was a Spanish & ESL teacher, a March of Dimes fundraiser, a legislative assistant to Senator Bob Dole, assistant counsel for the House Education Subcommittee, and the spokesperson and assistant to the Palo Alto Medical Center director. She grew up in Kansas City and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1964 as a member of Pi Beta Phi.

Margy was a seasoned world traveler who enjoyed six continents and all 50 American states. She was on the board of the Bay Area Big Sisters and treasured her little sister Magda who she mentored from the age of 4 to 16, when Margy moved to San Diego for health reasons.

Her faith in God and her passion for life sustained her through the years as she faced many health challenges with courage and grace. That faith also led her to be a long-standing member of the Daughters of the King.

She will be remembered for her kindness, upbeat personality, and loyal friendships. She cherished many life-long friendships and her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cordley and Ollun (Ambrose) Brown and her beloved brother-in-law, Claude H. Trotter, Jr., and is survived by her sister, Sally (Brown) Trotter, her dear nieces and nephews, Clay and Julie (Nall) Trotter & Kristen (Trotter) and Sean Oakley, and her beloved grand-nieces and nephews, Josh, Samantha, and Megan Oakley, and Ryan and Mia Trotter.

All those that knew Margy are heartbroken that she has left us. But we are comforted that she is at last at peace, her body whole again, and able to finally enjoy a big piece of pie. And we will carry the lessons she taught us in our hearts – to spread joy, to show unconditional love for the people you cherish, and to wring every last drop of living out of life.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church (4440 N. Campbell Ave.) in Tucson. Attendance is limited, but the service will be livestreamed and information can be found on their website stphilipstucson.org. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bay Area organization that she treasured so much or the Southern Arizona Head & Neck Cancer Support Group, Inc. that was so helpful to her and many others.

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