Elisa A. Brown

1920 - 2012

Walla Walla resident, Elisa A. Brown, 92, passed away November 6,
2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way, Walla Walla,

Elisa was born September 28, 1920, in Mantanza, Cuba, to Joseph
and Elisa Rivera Acebal. When Elisa was three years old, the family
immigrated to Florida, where she attended schools, graduating from
Lake Worth (Florida) High School.
During WWII she worked as a dental technician; however, after
the war was over, she had to give up her job to the men returning
from service. On March 5, 1949, she and Arthur Brown married in
Miami, Florida.

She enjoyed spending time with her family. Taking care of babies,
raising children and grandchildren came first in her life. She enjoyed
ballroom dancing and Lawrence Welk music. She loved parties and
socializing with people. She always looked forward to volunteering at
Providence St. Mary Medical Center, where she was a member of the
Ladies Auxiliary, and going to church. Her church membership was at
the Miami Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church while in Miami,
Florida, and at the Walla Walla City Church in Washington.

Elisa is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Amanda and Roger
Davis of Loma Linda, California; Sallie and Brad Hoffer of Boise, Idaho;
and Susan and Bob Smith of Walla Walla; her son and daughter-in-law,
Randy and Paula Brown of Mt. Dora, Florida; three sisters: Josephine
Saladino, also of Boise; Grace Firpi of Gainesville, Florida; Anna Marie
Gordon of Miami; her brother, Sam Acebal of Orlando, Florida; nine
grandchildren: Cheris Current, Amber Gustin, Hillary Brewer, Valerie
Dickson, Rachel Smith, Stephanie Smith, Michael Smith, and twins, Danielle
and Maranda Brown; two great-grandchildren: Hannah and Evan Dickson;
and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her
husband; two brothers, Joe and Danny; one sister, Celia, and her parents.

The memorial service will be 5 pm, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at
the Walla Walla City Church, 2133 Howard Street, Walla Walla. Pastor
Mark Etchell will officiate. Private inurnment will be at Mount Hope
Cemetery in College Place. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Chan Shun Sabbath School Fund at the Walla Walla University Church
through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road,
Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook
at mountainview-colonialdewitt.com

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