Doris May Brown

May 01, 1938 - September 06, 2023

Doris May Brown

May 01, 1938 - September 06, 2023


Doris May Brown of Lynden passed away peacefully on Sept. 6, 2023 at the age of 85.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Doris was born on May 1, 1938 to Ralph and Oma Little in Bellingham. She enjoyed being with old friends from Meridian High School during her class gatherings through the years.

She married Jerry Brown in 1955 and they remained together until his passing in, 1998. The couple had three children, Debra, Larry, and Teresa.

Summers found Doris and the family having many boating and camping adventures with friends and extended family in the San Juan and Gulf Coast Islands, and they shared several other trips through the U.S.

She loved hosting holiday dinners and parties with family and friends, and was faithfully involved in church events and activities. She worked for many years as a dental assistant and bookkeeper. Before retiring, she traveled with coworkers to China.

Doris is survived by siblings Rose Griffin of Deming, Elmer Little of Davenport, and Lola Stone of Yuma, AZ; children Debra Brown of Lynden, Larry Brown of Williston, ND, and Teresa Nelson of Bellingham; grandchildren David Brown of Sumas, Joy Love of Bellingham, Brad, Ryan, and Shaun Nelson of Bellingham; and great-grandchildren Olivia Brown, Noah, Cole, Ashton, and Owen Nelson, and Rigel Steensma, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Oma Little, husband Jerry, siblings Anna Lou Parker, Robert and Ronald Little, and Lucella Van Lohuizen.


A Celebration of Life will be held at Hillcrest Church on September 23, 2023 at 2:00PM

1400 Larrabee Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225


Memorial Donations can be made to:

Hillcrest Church Missions

Whatcom Hospice

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2 responses to Doris May Brown

  1. So sorry Debbie. Take care.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. I have very found memories of Doris, and can still hear her laughter and see that smile. May Doris rest in peace.

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