Obituary: Lucille Marie Browning


Lucille Marie Browning

September 1, 1950 – July, 3 2023


In loving memory of Lucille, we announce she, a daughter of  the Most High Jesus Christ continued into eternity with Christ our King on July 3, after a seven year battle with lung disease. She was a remarkable wife and lifelong friend to Les Browning, her partner of 27 years. They were married at Whatcom Falls, September 28, 2001. She was born Lucille Talley on September 1, 1950 to her loving parents Mary (Altum) & Robert E. Tally at St. Paul’s in Livermore, CA. She was an incredible woman who’s life was defined by compassion, strength, and unwavering support for her loved ones.

Lucille grew up in Pleasanton, CA. Lucille and the Talley Family settled in Livermore, California in 1966. She graduated from the prestigious Heald Business College, showcasing her determination and commitment to personal growth. Lucille’s career path led her to work as a dedicated meat & seafood journeyman earning a well deserved retirement with The Retail Clerks Union UFCW 21. However her greatest achievement was in the role of being a devoted wife and mother.

Throughout her journey Lucille faced various challenges, but she refused to let them define her spirit. She displayed unparalleled resilience, and unwavering determination, demonstrating to all the true meaning of strength. Lucille’s fighting spirit inspired those around her, leaving a lasting impact on their lives.

Lucille, will forever be remembered and deeply missed by her devoted husband, Les Browning of Birch Bay. Les’s dedication to Lucille during the course of their marriage was a testament to their unbreakable bond. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to all those that provided compassionate support to Lucille, especially her Pastor Justin Long of Blaine Christian Fellowship (BCF) where Lucille attended church. 

Lucille was blessed with three daughters, Carih Bott, Christina (Jeremy) Marglon, and Erica “Lil L” (Brian) Rose. Upon marriage to Les, she also came to be very proud to be the mother of  her blended family; Bryan “Lil B” Browning, and Jessica and Daniel Bass. Her family was her pride and joy, and she embraced motherhood with an abundance of love and care.

Lucille’s legacy lives on through her many grandchildren: Kayla, JT, Kylie, Will, Ashleigh, Katie, Michael, Abbigale, Trevor Spenser, Tyler, Anna Grace, Max, DJ, Alayah, Bryan. Their lives were enriched by her love, wisdom, and guidance, additionally, she leaves behind five great grand-children who will carry her memory in their hearts. 

To honor Lucille’s life and the indelible mark that she left on this world there is a graveside service at Enterprise Cemetery, 7041 Vista Drive, in Ferndale for family and close friends on July 28, at 1 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at 5 p.m. at Blaine Christian Fellowship, 902 Adelia Street, Blaine Wa. 98230.