AlVera Mae Binn

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July 3, 1933 ˜ November 18, 2018

AlVera Binn was born July 3, 1933 in Townsend, Montana to Al and Lillie Brainard. Soon after her birth, the family moved west to Caldwell, Idaho, and later to Woodland, Washington. She graduated from Woodland High School, where she served as Associated Student Body President her senior year. Her yearbook pages are filled with pictures of her, as she was active in just about everything, from cheerleading to choir to drama. Needless to say, AlVera had her finger in every pot, or club.
Marriage to Don Brewster produced three children, Barbara, Dean and Donna.
In 1974, she married Ted Binn. Their marriage lasted 32 years, until Ted’s death in 2006.
Passion describes her love for the Seattle Mariners! She watched all the games on TV. She also loved Community Theater and attended many local presentations.
For many years, she worked for the City of Woodland in the Clerk’s Office. Later, she worked in the Cowlitz County District Court Clerk’s office, until retirement.
AlVera was preceded in death by her husband, Ted. Survivors include her children, Barb Boswell (Ron) of Woodland, Dean Brewster of Ocean Park and Donna Carnes of Woodland; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin (Marlene) of Burien, WA; and a sister, Marilyn Lyness of Bothell, WA.
The family is thankful for the love and care Mom received from the Kaiser Hospice Team.
A private graveside service will be held. Friends are invited to celebrate her life at noon on Saturday, November 24th at Gilliano’s Pizza in Woodland. You are encouraged to wear Seattle Mariners clothing or team colors of blue/teal. She loved her pizza and her Mariners.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741, or the Love Street Playhouse, P.O. Box 2085, Woodland, WA 98674
She fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. With her eyes on heaven, she reached for the prize. Well done Mom!
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 21, 2018
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