Chloma ‘Dee’ Brown: Sept. 16, 1931 – Jan. 9, 2021



Chloma “Dee” Brown, age 89, formerly a longtime resident of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away in Lynden, Wash., on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Dee was born in Killeen, Texas on Sept. 16, 1931, to Oscar P. Robbins and Margaret Candasis (Gooch) Robbins.

Dee married William Luke “Bill” Brown on Nov. 28, 1956 in Houston, Texas. They were happily married for 58 years prior to Bill’s sudden passing in December 2014.

Dee is survived by her daughter Beverly VanderGiessen, of Ferndale, Wash.; five grandchildren, Sherri Courtney (Dan), of Lynden, Wash., Jason Weatherby, of Curlew, Wash., Travis VanderGiessen (Sarah) and Troy VanderGiessen, all of Everson, Wash., and Tiffany Young (Jon) of Johnstown, N.Y.; six great-grandchildren, Erika, Tyler, Hunter, Ryder, Noah and Hailey; and several nieces and nephews.

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