Mavis Bernice Brinkman, 92, of Puyallup, Washington passed away quietly at home on August 21, 2021 after a long battle with dementia. She was surrounded by her loving family, including her husband Robert, some of her children, and grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 3 – 8 PM on Wednesday, September 8th at Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary in Tacoma, WA. A Memorial Service will be held September 9, 2021 from 2:15 – 2:45 PM at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (alzfdn.org) 322 Eighth Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 866-232-8484
Mavis and Robert were together in marriage for 66 1/2 wonderful years. They married January 6, 1955 and Mavis became an Air Force wife. Their travels took them many places around the Western US and included 1 1/2 years in Taiwan. She was the sole caregiver of her oldest 3 children, who at the time were all under the age of two, while Robert was on a tour in Turkey; and for all four children for the year that Robert served our country in Vietnam.
She is proceeded in death by her parents Olga and Casper Gran; and siblings Myrtle Henriksen, Mildred Hauger, Eleanor Christopherson, and Cletus Gran.
She left behind her husband Robert Brinkman; children Wayne Brinkman of St. Louis, MO, Greg Brinkman of Tacoma, WA, Nancy Kido (Paul) of Des Moines, WA and Pamela Brinkman of Guyton, GA; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; many bonus grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and a very special friend, Jenni Yoeh.
Mavis, a breast cancer survivor of 55 years, had a life full of joy.
No more hurt and no more pain. We all love and miss you very much!
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Alzheimer's Foundation of America
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