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Wilma Dean Brisbin
June 12, 1928 ~ September 21, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Wife, mom, mammaw, sister, aunt, friend, faithful follower of Jesus. Dean was all of these.
Services for Dean Brisbin, long-time resident of Holland and more recently of Bryan, will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Holland. Service will be preceded at 12:30 with visitation and followed with a brief graveside at City of Holland Cemetery. Rev. Randy Evans will officiate. Dean passed away on Thursday, September 21 under hospice care at Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Temple.
Wilma Dean Burns was born on June 12, 1928, in rural Bell County to Bill and Celestia Burns. Dean’s family lived in California on two different occasions during her childhood, always returning to Bell County, Texas. While in junior high school during one of these times, Dean worked part-time as a telephone operator.
Dean graduated from Holland Schools. It was as an upperclassman that she met G.L. (Pee Wee) Brisbin who drove a bus for Holland Schools. Dean and Pee Wee were married on June 9, 1946. After living, briefly, in Dallas and Texas City, Dean and Pee Wee lived in Holland for many, many years. She moved to Bryan, Tx. in 2019 to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law.
Dean’s primary life work was that of wife/homemaker/mother. She also worked many years for Gene B. Mewhinney Insurance Agency before retiring in 1990.
Dean enjoyed spending time delving into a variety of hobbies: ceramics, varieties of needlework, and bead work just to name a few. She was an avid volunteer in a number of community organizations. She held membership in Holland Women’s Study Club, American Legion Auxiliary, and SPJST Lodge #80. She also greatly enjoyed her time as a volunteer for Scott and White hospital serving in the gift shop.
Dean was a member of First Baptist Church, Holland.
Survivors include daughter, Julie and husband, Wilson; grandson, Matthew and wife Meredith; great grandchildren, Hamblen and Rosemary; sister Christine Mosley; a number of special and loved nieces and nephews, and a host of friends of all ages.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holland Women’s Study Club, American Legion Auxiliary, First Baptist Church, Holland, or a favorite charity.
Arrangements handled by Broecker Funeral Home of Salado.