Claire Ann Brown

December 17, 1947 – June 24, 2019

Claire Ann Brown passed away in Olympia, Washington, where she had lived the last two years. Claire was born December 17, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Nolan Royal Brown and Jean Gillespie Brown. Claire lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington for 35 years. Claire was kind to everyone she met. Some will remember her as their massage therapist, where her office resided in Poulsbo. Claire had a love for animals and reading. She frequented Eagle Harbor Bookstore to listen to books on tape. She never met a stranger while food shopping at Town & Country. Everyone knew her there and adored her. They would help her because of her blindness but she did remarkably for herself. She enjoyed yoga classes at Island Fitness. Claire rode Access bus throughout her week and was very independent. She was interested and active in politics. While at Portland State, she was arrested for protesting during a political rally. Promising to take time off protesting, the judge waived her sentence. She became active in City Council meetings and involved with blind consumer politics.

She is survived by her brother, Dave Nolan Brown and sister, Leslie (Brown) Wilson. She is predeceased by her parents , sisters, Marjorie Jean (Brown) Corier and Julie (Brown) Coleman.

Services will be held December 28, 2019 , 11:00 a.m. at the

Sunwood Lakes Neighborhood Association Clubhouse, 8005-1 Thru Lake Circle SE, Lacey, Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Concern for Animals, 1414 State Ave. NE Olympia, WA 98506.

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