Mirrell H. Brewer, 79, a resident of Wenatchee, Washington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Central Washington Hospital of Wenatchee after major health problems caused by a heart attack in January 2016. Prior to that Mirrell lived in Leavenworth, Washington, for 26 years. He was born in rural Indiana on June 20, 1938, to William Brewer and Florence Vogel Brewer. He was raised and educated in Seymour.
After graduation from Shields High School in Seymour, he joined the U.S. Navy. After spending some time in the Pacific Fleet, he was transferred to a new naval base at Pacific Beach, Washington. There he met and married the love of his life, Florence Petrie, on May 22, 1959, in Hoquiam, Washington.
After 20 years of honorable service in the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Radioman, Mirrell retired in March 1977. He later worked in finance for the City of Hoquiam and City of Okanogan and then, after 9 years working for the City of Leavenworth as clerk/treasurer, he retired again in 1999. Mirrell was an active member of our Lady of the Snows Leavenworth and more recently St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Mirrell was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Leavenworth, American Legion Wenatchee, Fleet Reserve Association Tacoma, and Non-Com-Association (NCOA).
Mirrell is survived by his loving wife, Florence.
Together they have five children: Tim and his wife, Carole, of Tumwater, WA; Jim and his wife, Ann, and their children, Joshua, Jed and Ariel, of Olympia, WA; Cyndi and her husband, Byron, and their sons, Nicolas (deceased) and Jordan, of Tumwater, WA; Karen and her husband, Dave, and their sons, Nathan and Payton, of Wenatchee, WA; and Steve of Pasco, WA. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Evanoff, and brother, Steve Brewer, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 10 at 2:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wenatchee, WA, with a reception to follow. Interment will be Friday, August 11 at 2:00 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. WA.
Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Funeral arrangements are being made by Jones and Jones-Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee, WA.