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Edith Mary Brown

December 30, 1931 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 90)


When Edith Mary Brown passed away on May 17th she said goodbye to her 4 treasured daughters, Marion Gibson, Martha Brown Wolford (Ron), Katherine Moorhead and Victoria Walter, her 2 adored grandchildren, Hillary Brown and William Moorhead, her sister-in-law Ellen Ussher, beloved nieces, nephews, friends and many admirers.  


Mary was the youngest of 7 children, born in King, 0ntario, Canada Dec. 30, 1931, to Edith Marion Douglas Ussher, an opera singer, and John Frederick Holmes Ussher, a stockbroker and Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Mary spoke often of her bucolic childhood, growing up on the family farm with her precious brother Terry, running in fields, swimming in lakes, galloping her treasured Thoroughbred hunter, Pat, while her signature braids stood straight out behind her.  


After attending Queens University in Toronto, Mary married Everett Slater Brown, a GE executive. They moved to the scenic village of Skaneateles in upstate New York where their 4 daughters were born. They spent most of the winter weekends skiing and the summers enjoying the beautiful lake. She and Ev created stunning rose gardens together as Mary’s love of flowers was a theme throughout her life.  

In 1970, the family moved to Anchorage, Kentucky where Mary and Ev spent many hours at horse shows with their girls and created costumes for the local Theater Group. They attended St Luke’s Episcopal Church and even ran their local horse show for a number of years. After moving to Oldham County, they attended St. James in Pewee Valley. She loved to sing and play piano, was an avid reader and wrote beautiful poetry.  

Mary was the quintessential genteel lady. She was a gracious hostess and always had the table perfectly set. Every day she had tea at 3 and was also a loyal fan of the cocktail hour. She was both proud and humble with an incredible wit. Her laugh was infectious, and she loved a good joke, even if the joke was on her.  Going out with Mimi was always an adventure. She talked to everyone and always over tipped. She could not pass up cooing babies, pointing out a glorious tree in full bloom or enjoying a magical sunset. These are the things that fed her soul. One of her greatest loves was fashion and shopping- especially at Talbots. She dressed impeccably and always had a lipstick in her purse.   

While we grieve the loss of our special “queen” we take comfort that Mimi is reunited with her darling brother, Terry as well as her forever love, best friend and husband Ev, who has welcomed his sweetheart with open arms. 

Memorial Services will be 4:00pm June 4 at Mt Tabor United Methodist Church,

3301 W State Hwy 22, Crestwood, KY 40014

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the waterfront Botanical Gardens using the website and adding a note in the Comments box at the bottom of the form (In memory of Mary Brown): https://waterfrontgardens.org/support/donate-online/

Checks with a note can also be mailed to: Waterfront Botanical Gardens

                                                    PO Box 5056, Louisville, KY 40255

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Memorial Service
June 4, 2022

4:00 PM
Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church
3301 W. State Hwy 22
Crestwood, KY 40014

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