MARY DE LOIS FINCH BROWN

Profile Updated: August 22, 2019
MARY DE LOIS FINCH
Class Year: 1960
Residing In: Willis, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Ronald
Occupation: Assoc. Dir. of Academic Admin. at UT-Houston
Children: Sandra, Born 7/4/60 in Houston. After a tour of duty in the Navy is now residing in Kauai HI. Just More…received her Master's in Nursing. Married to Alex Diego and has 3 children, Mark Alan, 3/10/80, single; Brandy Denise, 4/27/82, married to Edmond Anderson, and Brittney Diane, 12/15/87, married to Daniel Bostaph. Brandy presented me with my first great-grandson, Joshua (1/18/12), a 2nd, Isaac, (1/29/2013 and a 3rd, Kayden 9/19, 2014.

Marcus, born 12/10/62 in Houston. After a tour of duty in the Navy is now residing in Dallas. Is a trained jet mechanic but works for a VW dealership owned by Hendricks of Nascar fame. Married to P.J. in 2011. P.J. brought 2 wonderful children to our family, Travis and Ashley. Ashley presented us with a Great-granddaughter, Scarlet, Dec. 15, 2014.

Jerremy, born 2/20/71 in San Diego. Resides in Houston and is a retired fireman for Sugarland Fire Department and currently Captain for Fulshear Fire Department. He is District Chief of Klien Fire Department and part time firefighter for several area volunteer fire departments. Loves Harleys. Single

Stephen, born 1/21/75 in Houston, Resides in Huffman and works for the City of Houston Fire Department as a heavy duty equipment mechanic certified on fire trucks. Married to Amanda and has 4 children; Amber Marie, 8/6/1997, Kristine Danielle, 3/10/2005, Daniel Anthony Ronald 1/3/2011 and Zachary Ross, 11/23/2016. Amber presented us with our 2nd Great-granddaughter, Hannah, 11/8/2016 and our 3rd Great-granddaughter, Haylie, July 23, 2017.
Yes! Attending Reunion
What elementary school(s)did you attend?

Started at Clarksville Elementary in Clarksville, Texas then finished at Ethel R. Coop on Westfield at Parker after moving to Houston at the end of the 4th grade.

What Jr High (s) did you attend?

Luther Burbank Jr. High

What street(s) did you grow up on?

1922 Turner Dr through Burbank then moved to 6623 Dewville Lane in Houston.

Do you or your family still live or own your house that you grew up in?

My mom lived there until she passed away in 1987. I sold the house in 1997.

Do you see or hang out with any class mates? Who?

Margie Williams
Sue (Webster) Ramin
Delores (Morris) Gay
Sharon (Weeden) McClain
Gloria (Turner) Morrill
Brenda (Morris) Heaton
Danny Heaton
Mel Moy
Nick Nichols
Timothy Sadler
Susan (Montgomery) Cravey
James Drake
Linda (Waller ) Drake

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I love to sew. I specialize in wedding and other special gowns.

Where was your favorite HS hangout?

Rainbow Roller Rink
OS's Burgers
Granada Theater

List your siblings and year.

No siblings but I do have a "sister aunt", Margie Williams. Margie went to Sam Houston and graduated in 1960. Margie and I (except for our junior high years) attended school together. She is my closest friend

School Story:

So much took place in the 3 years at Sam it is hard to focus on just one. A time I remember most is when the Lyon's club donated the large mascot tiger. I never missed another football game after that because I was dating Wayne Nolley, who was responsible for getting the mascot to the games.

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

Growing up. . I wanted to be a pediatrician. Unofficially I became one after having 4 children.

What and where was your 1st job? Do you remember how much you were paid?

I worked after school and on Saturdays at Pinewood Village Variety store on Little York. I was paid minimum wage. . .what ever that was in 1958/59. Hard work for the money. After graduation, I worked for an insurance company in the Accounts Receivable department.

Favorite Quote

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.......Martin Buxbaum

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Everyone I meet is famous to me.

Ever been on TV? Tell us all about it.

Yes. Jerry Lewis Telethon

What do you like to do in your spare time?

1. camping, and hiking short trails. My favorite place to go is a campground in New Waverly where you can watch eagles.
2. I love sewing wedding gowns, other specialty gowns and dresses.
3. I love visiting and playing around with my grandchildren.
4. I love traveling but not staying away from home for more than 10 days. .

Name something you dearly love. and why?

My children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They are the reason I breath, the reason my heart beats, and the reason for my smiles.

Comments:

I married Wayne Nolley while still in school and was a mommy before graduation. After graduating, I worked for an insurance company and a bank. Was divorced after 5 years of marriage. Married Ronald in '68, bringing 2 children to the marriage and moved to California for 5 years then returned to Houston. I attended Cabrillo College while in California. Ronald and I have 2 sons so I became a stay at home mom until '78 when I returned to the working force. I went to work for the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in the accounting office. Worked in accounting as an expense auditor until 2000 when I began to have heart problems. I retired and had heart surgery in 2000 then came back to UT after taking a year to recuperate. I am now at UT School of Public Health. Obviously I enjoy working at UT. I don't have any plans to retire again very soon. I have enought vacation time to give me the breaks I need from work. The last couple of years I have spent a lot of time in Hawaii visiting my daughter who is now a breast cancer surviver.

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Sep 23, 2019 at 6:24 PM

HI MARY, I HOPE I'M COORESPONDING WITH MARY DELOIS TISCH THAT WAS INTERESTED IN SOUVENIORS OF OUR OLD HS. ANYWAY, THE STAFF AT SHHS IS OFFERING 4 DIFFERENT ITEMS FOR SALE. PLACE: SHHS, IRVINGTON AT TIDWELL RD, DATE AND TIME: NOVEMBER 1ST, 2019, 2:00 PM TO 3:00PM, ITEMS: BRICKS, LOCKER DOORS, GYM FLOORING, AND KEY CHAINS. PROCEEDS: SHHS SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR FUTURE STUDENTS. IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED, HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

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Posted: Aug 09, 2018 at 10:03 AM