Mary Edith Brown Mary was born in Springfield Illinois. She attended St. Monica’s high school in Santa Monica, California and UCLA, where she graduated from the school of nursing. Mary worked for United Airlines as a flight attendant. For 25 years she was employed as a public health nurse for LA County. She was a 40 year resident of Manhattan Beach and parishioner at American Martyrs Church. She volunteered at Manhattan Beach city hall, was a member of the Serra Club, and participated in Bible study and in many other church and social organizations. Mary was an avid traveler and enjoyed sharing the stories of her travels throughout the world. In addition to her travels throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, she traveled to the Middle East with her Bible study group to visit many Holy and historical sites. Having a great interest in history and world affairs, she loved to read and talk about historical and current events. She died peacefully on September 29, 2006, with her family by her side. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is now at peace with the Lord, Our Father. Mary will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Thomas, her three children, J.D. Kinimaka (and wife Kui), Malia Kinimaka, Kelly Kinimaka-Hurst (and husband Ed), her Father Burr Zachary, her brother William Zachary, and all 8 of her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to pray the Rosary at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 5, 2006. A memorial mass will be held at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach on Friday, October 6, 2006, at 1:00 PM followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

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  1. Dear JD, Malia, Kelly and Tom, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was such a special person. I always admired her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Tracey Tatum

  2. Mary and I worked together at the Torrance Health Center. I will always remember her ready smile and her incredible concern for her families. She was “Our nurse” for the many families that she cared for and on many occasions she would go out of her way to help them. I will always remember Mary and will keep her in my prayers.

  3. Dear Kelly and family: We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She was a warm and caring soul who always had a smile on her face. I will miss her visits to the office, giving updates on her travels and her family. Our memories and prayers are with you. Love, Kathe, Ralph and Joey Reiken

  4. I first met Mary when I started working for the L.A. County Health Dep’t. in San Pedro. She was my staff advisor and became my friend. I will never forget the many kindnesses she showed me. We shared so many things, especially laughter. I will miss her twinkling eyes and beautiful smile. She made the world a better place for everyone who came in contact with her. Rest in God’s loving embrace, Mary.

  5. Dear Tom,as you know I got to know Mary when I worked for Dr. Punsly in his last years of practice. There was a lot of stress for me in this new job.But Mary always made me feel good about myself.As I look back when she was being treated for her condition ,she was in her own way treating me for mine& I always felt better after her visit to my office.I will never forget you & Mary & the kindness you showed me! My thoughts are with you& your family. love, Marilynne

  6. Dear J.D. Tom, Malia & Kelly, Mike and I both thought the world of Mary. She was an exceptional roll model, wonderful mother, wife and Catholic. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. We pray that God will bless and comfort your family. Love and condolences to you all. Mike & Pat Roth

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