Mary Lou Pierson Brown

Profile Updated: March 17, 2012
Residing In: Natchitoches, LA USA
Spouse/Partner: Phil Brown
Occupation: Retired Xerox Contract Marketing, Now Elem. Lab
Children: Phillip (Lt. Col. USAF) (1968) and wife Ann (Lt. Col. USAF), Juliana (1970) and husband Ron Sheffield More…(LSU professor), Tim (1972) (Eng for St. Tammany Parish) and wife Jessica; nine wonderful grandchildren: Michael, Rebecca, Rachel, Caroline, Mary Anne, Haden, Joseph, Amber, Abigail
Attending 50 Year Reunion (05/18/12)



After high school, I went to SMU in Dallas for 2 years and then transferred to LSU in l964. Phil and I met at LSU during Jambalaya Jamboree in 1965 and we married March 25, 1967.

Because Phil was U.S. Air Force, we have lived around the country: San Antonio (68-74), Cincinnati (74-77), Lake Ridge, VA (77-86), Farmington, Utah (86-90), Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (90-92), Honeoye Falls (Rochester), NY (92-2003); happily at home in Natchitoches since fall 2003.

I had my own typing/transcribing business in our home while we lived in the Washington D.C. area. Then I worked for Clarke American check printers in Utah and Ohio, where I was the plant accounting manager in Columbus, Ohio. I left that position when we moved to Rochester, NY where Phil went to work for Eastman Kodak, and I worked for Xerox 11 years in consumables contract marketing. We both retired from those companies in 2003 and moved back to Natchitoches.

Phil and I have both spent lots of time volunteering over the years, and we have enjoyed doing that in Natchitoches. We are very involved with Habitat for Humanity, and Phil has been Treasurer of APHN (Association for Preservation of Historic Natchitoches) -- yes, a man on the APHN Board! We're members of First Presbyterian Church and stay busy with their activities. I'm involved with the Children's Historic Tour which is a wonderful experience for all the 3rd graders in Natchitoches Parish each September.

School Story:

I remember wonderful times on the band bus. When I ran for (and was elected) FBLA state and national treasurer, Mrs. Lewis and so many classmates helped us make signs, cotton bales out of little wood blocks, signs on small Tabasco bottles, etc. The trips to Washington D.C. and Cincinnati for the National FBLA conventions were highlights -- and very interesting that during our years in the Air Force, our family lived in both of those places.

A favorite story is about a Christmas Festival week-end when "Miss Physical Culture of Louisiana," Sherry Boucher (pronounced Butcher)and her parents were at my house. Bob Dixon and a bunch of friends were there. At the end of the evening when the Bouchers were leaving, Bob said, "Good night, Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter."

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Apr 08, 2021 at 9:14 AM

Happy Birthday!

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Jun 22, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Posted on: Jun 21, 2018 at 7:13 PM

Tish, So sad for your family to have a death like Rachel's. Thinking about all of you and keeping you in our prayers. Didn't realize you were in Murrells Inlet. We came there last year to view the eclipse. Wish we had made connections. What age was Rachel? Was she your oldest grandchild?

Apr 08, 2018 at 3:33 AM
Feb 26, 2018 at 7:42 PM

Kenneth, So glad you joined our website. We were looking for you around our 50th (many years ago, right?). Keep in touch. Mary Lou Pierson Brown

Apr 08, 2017 at 3:33 AM
Aug 27, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Billy, Thanks for the information. Our domain doesn't expire until 2020, but we may go with looking at "ads" on the website. Many still use the website, and I do enjoy being able to send messages through that medium. Hope all is well with you and Polly. Mary Lou

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Posted on: Apr 08, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Happy Birthday here, too!!

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Our family group on our back porch -- February 2012, at Mother's 90th birthday cookout.
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