Elise Curry Brownell, 98, formerly of Kensington, Md., died Monday, June 25, 2018, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center in Millsboro, Del. She had been a resident of Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island, near Selbyville, Del., since 2013. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Staunton, Va., daughter of the late R. Granville Curry and Elise (Haile) Curry.
Brownell grew up in Bethesda, Md., and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University. She earned a master’s degree at George Washington University. She was a member of the Chevy Chase Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century; the Daughters of the Republic of Texas; and the Chevy Chase Club.
Brownell was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Brownell; a daughter, Dorothy M. Brownell; and a sister, Tempe C. Grant. She is survived by her children, Tempe B. Steen and her husband, Ron, of Bethany Beach, Del., Robert L. Brownell and his wife, Bonnie, of Columbia, Md., and Elizabeth B. Dare and her husband, Dennis, of Ocean City, Md.; three grandchildren, Paige E. Steen, Tempe B. Beall and her husband, Matthew, and Caroline B. Gut and her husband, Dariusz; and four great-grandchildren, Bethany Beall, Walker Beall, Caroline Beall and J.B. Gut.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach, Del. Friends may call beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at a later date at Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association; 135 Parkinson Ave.; Staten Island, NY 10305, and www.apdaparkinson.org, or to Augusta County Historical Society; 20 S. New St.; Staunton, VA 24401, and www.augustacountyhs.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com