Viola McNett Brown

Jun 8, 1928 – Nov 1, 2017

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Viola Fay McNett was born June 8, 1928 in Wolf Point, Montana. She was the eldest daughter to Inez and Alfred McNett. She was raised on the homestead in Circle Montana until she was 9 years old. Due to the Great Depression, they moved to Washington State to a farm in Sunnyside.  They lived there for 4 years, then moved to Washougal. Viola met Francis Brown when she was 18 and after a short courtship, they were married on Dec 13th, 1946. Together they had 3 children, Lee, Karen and Lynette.  Frank and Viola were married for 67 years. Viola is survived by her sister, Ione (Hunter), her 3 children Lee Brown (Tonya Gomez), Karen Guiberson, Lynette Brown (Diane Leedle), 5 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her sister Joyce Miller, her brother Glen McNett, and her granddaughters, Lahoma Brown and Francine Brown.


Crystal Gomez
tacoma, WA
Nov 9, 2017

I 'm going to miss you always in my heart ,prays for the whole family

Wendy Smith
Olympia, WA
Nov 7, 2017

My condolences to you and Karen and your entire family. So sorry for your loss. My mom is so sad to hear of Vi's passing, she was a dear friend to her.

Lori Ricketts
Federal way , WA
Nov 7, 2017

I met Vi Brown when I was a very young 22 year old. She was my first lead at United airlines. She was easy to like and respect with her warmth kindness intelligence and sense of humor. She laughed easily and make working a pleasure. My condolences to my friend Karen and the whole family. Vi was loved by so many and will truly be missed and never forgotten. Lori Ricketts

Amanda Saaranen
Medford, OR
Nov 6, 2017

Viola was such a vibrant, fun, feisty, and loving soul. She was a woman after my own heart. Always dressed to impress and loved to accessorize. She had a light and style about her that will never be duplicated. She is a woman that I always admired and will strive to emulate in my later years of life. Although her spirit is no longer with us in this physical world... I know she is looking marvelous dancing away with her loved ones in heaven. I am grateful to have known even a small piece of her. I will never forget the time I did have and the impact she had. My love goes out to her family and friends for their loss. Rest in peace ... You stylish beautiful spirit! Love Amanda Saaranen

Amanda Saaranen
Medford , OR
Nov 6, 2017

Nov 6, 2017

We miss Viola already. Her chuckle always reminded me of Grandpa McNett .She was so strong for her age. I know it is so hard to lose someone you love so much. Robert and I want the family to know we always remember her fondly and that are thoughts are with you during this time.

Love you all,

Lisa and Robert

Gary McKoy
Honolulu, HI
Nov 6, 2017

All of your Hawaiian Airlines Kona family sends our sincerest condolences to your family. Please know we are all thinking of you during this difficult time. All our Aloha, Gary, Dionne, Kalei and the KOA HCS Team.


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Karen Smolar
Kent, WA
Nov 6, 2017

Sending my prayers and hugs to the Brown family and friends. So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother . God Bless you all !!

Belanger Family
Vernon , BC
Nov 5, 2017

Love hugs kisses and so sorry to hear of your loss

Steven & Marty Marchand Ring
Keremeos , BC
Nov 4, 2017

Sending love, strength and prayers for the Brown family. Sorry for your las of a beautiful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Lynn Heesen
Des Moines, WA
Nov 4, 2017

Her smile is what I'll always remember. Condolences and love to my second family.

Jim DeShiell
Washougal , Wa
Nov 4, 2017

So sorry to hear of Viís passing. I have so many good memories of her. Always cheerful & fun to be around. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary DeShiell Anderson
Redmond, Wa
Nov 4, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Viís passing. She was a great friend to my parents. They shared many laughs together. I am thinking of you all and sending my condolences on the loss of your mom.

Hazel DeShiell Reude
Washougal, WA
Nov 4, 2017

My very sincere condolences to all of the Brown family. I have fond memories of days gone by. Viola was such a happy fun person. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.



Debra Jensen
Camas, WA
Nov 4, 2017

My condolences to the family. So many fond, fond memories that will remain close to my heart.

Love Debra

Florene Sprague
Gold Hill, Or
Nov 4, 2017

I offer my sincere sympathy to all the family during this time of sorrow.

My wish for you is to hold in the heart memories of your mother, Then she will always be with you.

She loved playing cards and I loved playing with her. She was so serious about it which made it all the more fun .

Brenda Louis
Vernon, BC
Nov 4, 2017

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I hold you all close in my thoughts and prayers.

Mario & Julie Richard
Vernon, BC
Nov 4, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to the Brown Family. All our love to you during this difficult time.

Tara Montgomery
Westbank, BC
Nov 4, 2017

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