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 Mary Almina “May” <I>Beers</I> Browning

Mary Almina “May” Beers Browning

Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 20 Nov 1958 (aged 85)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot C_29_31_1
Memorial ID 43842 · View Source
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Mary Almina was born on November 19, 1873 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. She spent her early days there working in her father's store, and attending district school. She was secretary in the Primary, and a teacher in Sunday School. She attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo. She later taught school in Pleasant Grove and Vernal, Utah. She was also active in Stake Primary work, and in the Young Ladies MIA. She managed millinery establishments in Vernal, Lehi and Vernal.

In 1921 she married William Jonathan Browning in Salt Lake City. They made their home in Ogden where she was active in Relief Society, genealogy and temple work. At the time of this account, September 1952, she was making her home in Salt Lake City. Besides her house and garden she was teaching the truths of the LDS church. She had one living son, Max Browning, and two granddaughters.

On November 20, 1958, she died in a Saint George rest home. Her husband, W. J. Browning died in 1954. She was buried on St. George, Utah on November 21, 1958.

History provided by Jeanne McFadden
Transcribed by Rhonda

ST. GEORGE--Mrs. Mary Almina Browning, 85, died Thursday in a St. George rest home after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 18. 1873, Pleasant Grove to Franklin and Elizabeth Ann Glines Beers. Married to Dr. W. J. Browning, who died in 1954. Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, former Salt Lake and Ogden resident.

Survivors: son, Max, Downey, California; two granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Jane McArthur, Salt Lake City; brother, Milton L., Lakewood, California; niece, Mrs. Helen D. Weeks, Clearfield.

Funeral conducted Friday 1 p.m. Cannon Funeral Home, St. George. Burial, St. George.

Salt Lake Tribune
Nov. 26, 1958
transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Born on November 19, 1873 at Pleasant Grove, Utah, a daughter of Franklin Beers and Elizabeth Ann Glines Beers. She was the third child. She had two older sisters, Susan Elizabeth Beers and Annie Louisa Beers.

She was married on June 8, 1915 at St. George, Utah to William Jonathan Browning, son of William Wallace Browning and Sarah Josephine Elmer Browning. They had at least one chid, Max Browning. She was fondly called "Aunt May" by family members.

She passed away on November 20, 1958 at St. George, Utah and buried at St. George Cemetery.




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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43842
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Almina “May” Beers Browning (19 Nov 1873–20 Nov 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43842, citing Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .