Ida May Brown passed away peacefully Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the age of 92. She was born May 10, 1926, to Gus and Fay Erickson. Siblings Alfred, Wilfred, Roberta and Ida May grew up on Cottage Lake. They attended Woodinville and Bothell schools and Woodinville Methodist Church. Logging, raising chickens, and working in their park occupied the early days, and Rogers relatives lived nearby. The close families had a lot of fun together.
Ida May married Stephen (Bus) Brown August 25, 1945. They settled in Woodinville in an old house with a great old barn. Ida May lived her faith, honoring God in her words and actions. She was faithful, loving, honest, kind, and generous. Two children, four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren were blessed to know her. She loved these families and appreciated every visit. After living in Woodinville all their lives, moving to Oak Harbor in 2015 was difficult for Bus and Ida May but good in many ways.
In August 2015, Bus and Ida May celebrated their 70th anniversary in Woodinville. Bus passed away October 10, 2017. Both Bus and Ida May were given great care by Dr. Roof and at Regency on Whidbey. Kristie, Kathleen, Martin, Alicia, and all the caregivers were understanding, loving, and patient. The family is deeply grateful to Hospice, too, especially Luka, Joyce, and Carla for their love and care. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who visited, called, sent cards, and cared for them.
Ida May is survived by daughter Gail Stewart (Rick) in Oak Harbor; son Eric Brown in Bellingham; grandchildren Jake (Tanya) Stewart with Connor, Cassidy and Cole of Kamas, UT; Matthew (Zena) Brown with Ellie and Jack in Allentown, PA; Kelly (Kelly) Stewart with Cori, Juliana, and Toby in Pullman, WA; Lisa (Eric) Sieberson with Audrey and Maya in Seattle, WA.
A memorial service will be held Feb. 2, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Woodinville Community Church, 17110 140th Ave. NE, Woodinville. Donations may be sent to Whidbey Hospice and Children’s Orthopedic Hospital.