Obituary for Marilyn Brown (McDonald)
Marilyn McDonald Brown, 70, of Mineola, TX, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017, at her home in Mineola. She was born on Thursday, February 20, 1947 in Ft. Worth, TX to the late Edward and Olga Dee McDonald. Marilyn married Elzy Ray Brown on October 20, 1979 in Dallas. They owned Dallas Brake and Clutch Services for twenty years. Mrs. Brown and her husband moved to Grand Saline in May of 1997 and she was the owner of Tails Animal Rescue for ten years. She was also the Executive Director/Treasurer for the Van Zandt Humane Society where the organization adopted out 1,100 dogs/cats, personally cared for and adopted out 400 dogs/cats and personally adopted and kept 10 cats/ 15 dogs. She was a lover of all animals.
Marilyn was a member of the Methodist Church, member of Lone-Star-Ts (Ford Model T Club) for 37 years, American and International Model T and Model A Ford Clubs. She loved to fish after being taught by her daddy, was an avid reader for years and created and enjoyed adult coloring scenes. She loved traveling on road trips, but not by air.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elzy Ray Brown; brother Clark McDonald.
She is survived by her twin brother, Marlen McDonald of Indian Wells, CA; sister, Jeanette Flowers of Dallas; step-mother, Ruby McDonald of Benbrook, TX; step-brother, Byron Hendrix of Benbrook, TX; step-sister, Carol Yarbrough of Houston, TX; step-daughter, Judy Brown of Plano, TX; two nieces, Melody Wilkinson of Ft. Worth and Brandy Robertson of Quinlan, TX; nephew, Jeff Flowers of Dallas; two grandnieces, Emily and Elizabeth Wilkinson both of Ft. Worth; grandnephew, Ned Wilkinson of Ft. Bliss, TX.
Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 29th at 1:00 pm at Beaty Funeral Home, Mineola, TX.