Obituary: Mavis Jean (Brown) Fawson

Mavis Jean (Brown) Fawson

Mavis Jean (Brown) Fawson

Mavis Jean (Brown) Fawson was born on May 11, 1924, in Bucoda, Wash., to Lester and Bessie Brown.

She grew up in Long Beach, Calif. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High in 1941.

On Sept. 10, 1943, she married Eugene Fawson. He was a paratrooper in the 511th Airborne who spent three years in the South Pacific. Mavis worked at Todd Shipyards during the war. She made regular trips to Kingman to work on the Neal Ranch. When Gene returned home from the Army they settled in Long Beach, Calif., and he became a police officer. She joined the Police Wives Auxiliary and PTA.

Mavis is survived by her daughter, Kelan Terry Braly (Bruce) of Eureka, Calif.; son, Renal Eugene Fawson (Becky); and grandson, Zane Fawson, and granddaughter, Valen Cassidy (Brennan) of Kingman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Fawson (2001); her sister, Marjorie Ann Gipe (2014); and Margie's twin, who died at birth.

Mavis volunteered at the Kathryn Heidenreich Center and was a founding member of Cerbat Garden Club. She loved her "Lunch Bunch."

We will miss you but are comforted knowing that you are now with your "ever-lovin'" husband, Gene. Their love story will live on through the family they loved so much.

A memorial will be held at the Kathryn Heidenreich Center from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. Donations to Cerbat Garden Club, the Kathryn Heidenreich Center, or Hospice House in her honor are appreciated.