Willetta Lucile Brown Shay, matriarch to 4 generations, passed away 22 October 2021. She was the daughter of Nolan Hanson Brown and Nellie Mae Stevenson. She had lived 92 years, 9 months, and 15 days.
She was preceded by her husband McClellan Shay, a sister Lila Mae Brown, a brother Nolan Brown, Jr., and great-grandson Hunter Matthew Petrich.
She is survived by a brother William Brown, two sisters Nancy McKenny and Mary Alice Haynes, three sons, Earl Shay, Mickey Shay, and Rickey Shay, three daughters Rosemary Nielson, Susan Weeks, and Wanda Shay. Thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
She lived with her husband and family in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, Netherland Antilles, and Ecuador. Never desiring to be noticeable, her greatest care was the family.