Judith Gale Brown, "Judi," entered into rest Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, following a courageous battle against cancer.

Judi was born in Sept. 10, 1946 in Spokane to Elizabeth Lucille (McGough) and Bill Brayman.

Judi was extremely grateful of the love of her family. She always made it a point to tell people how thankful she was to be so loved, so treasured, by so many. Not only was she a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she was a treasured friend. Random acts of kindness and thoughtfulness were her trademark.

Judi grew up in Mountain Home, Idaho. For many years, she made her home in Prosser with her husband, Dennis Brown. She moved to the west side of the mountains, but came to the Tri-Cities area in late 2005.

Judi was known for her creativity and her personal touch. She enjoyed crafting just about anything out of a wide variety of materials. She loved her antiques, and loved refinishing them. She loved her old time movies, mostly because she loved the clothing and furniture from that period. But perhaps what she's best known for is her sewing abilities. She could sew anything, from dolls to quilts to pillows. She treasured time in her sewing room. Her loved ones enjoyed time spent in her home. You can't look around without noticing her highly visible, creative touch.

Intimately she knew the weaknesses of her loved ones, but she shouted their strengths from the rooftop. She will be forever remembered as a tremendous encourager, she fought hard to bring out the best in all of us, and she did it with kindness and determination.

Judi will forever be remembered for her fierce, loving and loyal protectiveness of her loved ones, as well as her kind heart.

She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Dennis Brown; two b rothers, Billy Brayman and Buddy Brayman; and one sister, Beau Shatto. She is also survived by her children, Ed Thornbrugh and wife, Brandi, Lynda Jo Gross, Angie Zimmerman and husband, Todd, Scott Thornbrugh, Russ Thornbrugh and Heidi Leifson; her grandchildren, Nathan and Elizabeth Thornbrugh, Dennis Gross, Andrea Zimmerman, Hannah Leifson and Savannah Thornbrugh; her nieces and nephews, Janet Shatto, Sunshine Kremposki, and Eric, Daniel and Jennifer Brayman.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; and her little sister, Patty Peters.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mueller's Funeral Home in Kennewick, 1401 S. Union, with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 520 S. Garfield, Kennewick.

Those wishing to honor her memory may do so by contributing to the hospice at The Chaplaincy in Kennewick, or perform a loving act of kindness for someone you hold dear. Mueller's Funeral Home in Kennewick is in charge of arrangements.


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