Idaho State Journal, 09/29/13
Mary Sue Brasher Reagan, former resident of Soda Springs and Pocatello, Idaho passed away peacefully surrounded by family in a care home on Aug. 30 2013, in Tucson, AZ. A Memorial Service was held for her on Sept. 13, 2013 at El Camino Baptist Church in Tucson, AZ.
Mary Sue was born on April 15, 1917, in Birmingham, AL. On December 7, 1935, she married the love of her life, Charles Reagan in Alabama; the marriage lasted 65 years until his death in April 2000 in Sun City, AZ.
Mary Sue was involved in church, community and school activities, and made many friends along the way. She lived in Idaho for 12 years and was an active member of the Soda Springs Presbyterian Church where she helped with fund raisers like Bazaars and rummage sales and took leadership in women’s programs; she was an officer of the Eastern Star, volunteered in the schools, served as a Pink Lady in the hospital, and worked part-time in her husband’s office. She believed in helping others and giving back.
Mary Sue enjoyed being outdoors working in her flower garden and was also known for her beautiful handwork. Walking was something she enjoyed all her life, a pastime that began as a school girl when she walked to and from school every day up and down hills. When she was not outdoors she could be found with a book in her hand.
Mary Sue and Charles lived in many places including AL, AZ, IL, and Idaho. When her husband Charles retired, they travelled to Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. They also accomplished their goal of visiting and driving through all lower 48 states.
Mary Sue took each of her transitions with dignity and showed all how to grow old with grace and to love God. She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her two daughters, Charlene Corbett (Tucson, AZ), Margie Croney Stevens (Stan) of Iwakuni, Japan, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mary Sue was proud of and loved each member of her family.
Mary Sue’s ashes will be taken by family at a later date to Willowbrook Methodist Church in Sun City AZ and placed in a niche beside her husband. Memorial contributions can be made to Ever Care Hospice or El Camino Baptist Church in Tucson, AZ.