Faith Mader

1932 - 2014


Faith Mader

Sept. 13, 1932 — April 9, 2014

Our wonderful mother, Faith Simpson Mader, passed away on April 9, 2014. She was surrounded by family when she left her life here on Earth and entered the gates of heaven into the welcoming arms of her family who preceded her in death. Faith was born in Welston, Okla., on Sept. 13, 1932, to the Rev. Wallace and Edith Bragg. She spent the first 11 years of her life in Oklahoma. The family moved to Philadelphia, where she lived until she married Don Simpson in 1954. The couple moved to Lewiston. They were married for 25 years and had three daughters. Faith later married Winston Mader and moved to Waitsburg, then settled in Walla Walla for over 20 years. In 2007 she moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where she lived for the next 2½ years until she returned to Pendleton, where she lived until her death.

Faith loved working and spent most of her time working as a legal secretary. She worked for the law firm of Williams & Golden in Walla Walla for many years. She also enjoyed playing the organ on Sundays at church. One of her favorite places to play was Sunday mornings at the VA Chapel in Walla Walla.

Faith is survived by her daughters, Luayne Simpson, Sherri Brown and Rhonda Protzen; four siblings, Edith Johnson, Barbara and George Smith, Leta Bragg and Stan and Cathy Bragg; son-in-laws, Neil Brown and Stephan Protzen; grandchildren, Garrett Brown, Joshua Brown, Jessica LeRoy, Colt Fridley, Ashley Brown, Max Protzen and Nicolas Protzen; great-grandchildren, Riley, Leora, Matilda, Eli, Adam and Hannah.

A memorial service for Faith will be Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 1911 S.W. Court St., in Pendleton. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon following the service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


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