Sylvia Annette Brown, a longtime resident of Grays Harbor County, Washington, left this earth to dance with the angels on Sept. 4, 2022.
Sylvia was born in Seattle, Washington to Clyde and Harriette Anderson on Sept. 3, 1941. As a young child, she, her mom, and siblings, lived in Idaho where her mom met and married Robert E. “Bob” Reed, the man she affectionately called “Pop.”
The family moved to Satsop, Washington where she attended school in Elma.
Sylvia met and married
Henry C. “Clyde” Brown Jr. in 1958, celebrating their 64th anniversary on Aug. 5, 2022. They resided in many places, but most recently, and for many years, they lived in Hoquiam.
She wore many hats over the years; Cub Scout den mother, longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi, co-owner of Clyde and Sylvia’s Frames-N-Things, member of the Aberdeen Revitalization Movement (ARM) committee, organized the successful Aberdeen Downtown Art Walk, and, most importantly, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Many of her children’s friends also called Sylvia “mom.”
She is predeceased by her mother, father, and stepfather, as well as their son Philip Dean Brown (age 14), siblings Harlow Anderson and Norma LaBrec, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.
Sylvia is survived by sons Robin (Linda), Greg (Peggy), Tim (Colleen),and Matt (Tina), daughter Tiffanie Rinehart (Bill), 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life for our mother will be held at the Aberdeen Elks Club on Sunday, Oct.9, 2022, at 1 p.m.. A Mass will be held at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at 11 a.m. After completion of Mass, interment is at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Elma.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Washington Elks Therapy Program (WETP) through any Elks Club location.