Mary E. Browall
May 8, 1913 - Oct 24, 2010
Mary E. Browall, 97, of Lander died Sunday afternoon, October 24, 2010 at Westward Heights Care Center. According to her wishes cremation will take place and no formal church service will be held.
Mary Elisabeth (Bowman) Browall was born May 8, 1913, at Blackwell, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of seven children. Mrs. Browall graduated from high school at Zanesville, Ohio in 1930, attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio for two years, and then worked for the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company in Zanesville, and Ada, Oklahoma, where she met Carl Browall. They were married on October 4, 1934. The Browalls lived in Ada for ten years, where her husband was in the oil business. Their three sons, Carl, Jr., Sam and Kurt were born there.
In 1948 the Browalls moved to Lander where Carl worked for the Pacific Western Oil Company. A transfer took them to Southern California for three years, but they returned to Lander where the couple opened Lander Furniture, and later purchased Lander Hardware – eventually combining them into Lander Furniture & Ace Hardware, which they sold in 1970 when they retired.
Mary is survived by one sister, Martha Lavie Lombardi of Grass Valley, Calif.; son, Sam of Lander; daughter-in-law, Cindy Browall of Riverton; four grandchildren, Steve Browall, Julie Ferwerda and husband Steve of Lander, Jan Roehrkasse and husband Bruce of Ft. Collins, and Julie Browall of Casper; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl; two sons, Carl, Jr. and Kurt Browall; granddaughter, Margo Browall; daughter-in-law Molly (West) Browall; two brothers; three sisters.
Friends and family remember Mary most by her devout faith in God and her young and joyful spirit. She was also an excellent hostess, good cook, avid bridge player, and supportive role model for others. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Lander, and often said her life was overflowing with the blessings of being a wife, mother and homemaker.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lander or Amedisys Little Wind Hospice care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.