Pauline Doris Brownlee, aged 74, passed away on Nov. 24th, 2018 at Good Samaritan Rehab Facility whilst fighting the good fight from End Stage Renal Disease. Pauline was born February 21st, 1944 in Granger, Washington, the daughter of Roy Clifford Bishop and Hattie Pearl Raymond. Pauline grew up in the Lower Valley but spent a few years after high school on the East coast. Upon her return she met and fell in Love with Donald Brownlee Sr., not long after they would be married and go on to raise 6 boys. 6 boys would be a challenge for anybody, but Pauline made it look easy. Pauline worked for over 25 years with Yakima County Meals on Wheels, throughout this time she solidified her love for working with Senior Citizens, which ended up being a perfect Segue to her volunteering with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for close to 33 years. Pauline had such a passion for helping Seniors, she made sure to instill that into her sons, on many occasions Pauline and her whole troop of kids would spend countless hours volunteering for whatever the program needed. Nothing made Pauline happier than being a grandmother, she was invigorated by her grandchildren and she would drop everything to spend any amount of time with them. Pauline eventually settled on the Krueger Homestead, with her son’s and daughter-in-law, it was here that she felt at home again, farm life was second nature to Pauline. Once her own children were grown she eagerly welcomed the role of Grandma. With great honesty I can tell you that Pauline was never happier than when she saw Kassidey ride in an arena, or when she saw Hayden ride his bike, or watching her youngest grandson steal and eat whatever tomato (Meemo) he could from the display tables at the fruit stand.
Pauline is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and loving husband Donald Brownlee Sr.. She is survived by her son’s Donald Brownlee Jr. of Ellensburg, James Brownlee of Selah, Eugene Brownlee (Doris) of Selah, Bryan Brownlee (RaeLynn) of White Swan, Kevin Brownlee of Wapato who lived with and cared for and helped his mother with her everyday needs, Timothy Brownlee (Kimberly).
She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Hayden & Wyatt Brownlee, Billy
& Sydney Brownlee, Kassidey Brownlee, Jessica McCallister, Melissa Wilson, Dalton Ham, Kimberly & Nadalynn Johnson.
Memorial service will be held at All Nations Center, 3020 Ashue RD, Wapato, WA on Sunday, January 20th at 3 PM.
Those wishing to sign Pauline’s online Memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements.