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Andrea Bronwyn (Lewis) Browning

Andrea Bronwyn (Lewis) Browning passed away on February 16, 2024, in Seattle, WA after a courageous battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a rare incurable lung disease. At the time of her death, she was lovingly surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She had just celebrated her 79th birthday. 
Bronwyn was born in Auckland, New Zealand, the third child of Reginald “Pete” and Shirley Lewis. At the age of 16, her family sailed the long journey to the United States. The Lewis family eventually settled in West Seattle, which included a connection to the LDS church whose sense of community cushioned the jarring transition for the family. Bronwyn began her new life as a teenager in America with her siblings including eldest brother Peter Lewis, brother Rex Lewis, and sister Linda McCarthy. 
A caretaker at heart, Bronwyn’s career started with at home childcare and concluded in healthcare. With 17 years at Providence Marionwood, she and her toy poodles Toby and Belle strutted down the hallways comforting patients and making lifelong friends. Swedish Medical Center was lucky to have her in the final phase of her career with her welcoming smile as she checked in patients for seven years. 
Family and community remained paramount over her lifetime. Bronwyn honed her listening skills which made her easy to talk to and was someone who could always make fast friends. She delighted in the resurgence of Birkenstocks, tie-dye and all things sparkly which she would argue never went out of style from her time as a young mom. In retirement, Bronwyn was able to relax with bird watching and sunset dinners on the waterfront both in Seattle and during a bucket list trip back to New Zealand in 2020. Bronwyn focused on her health as a sort of hobby mixologist, by pressing her own fresh juices and diffusing her vast collection of essential oils for aroma therapy. She also found joy in supporting the local Seattle sports teams, but the America’s Cup races were the pinnacle since she could cheer on her beloved Kiwis. 
Bronwyn was predeceased by her parents and brother Peter. She is survived by her children, Shauna Benham; Cherie LeCates and husband Jeff; Ian Benham and wife Johanna; and Bronwyn Lee Bradford. Additionally, her five granddaughters, Kelsey and Erin McDonnell; Rhiannon and Kalani Ross; and Jetta Benham. We will all miss her dearly. 
A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. - 729 N 190th St, Shoreline, WA 98133. 
As Bronwyn was a lover of animals, the family has chosen Tacoma Humane Society for contributions in her honor. 


I want to once again send condolences to your family . Pete and Shirley were my godparents and very good friend of our family . Although I did not know Bronwyn extremely well I do remember snippets of her over the years and know she was a wonderful person , very much loved and I have always remembered her fondly . She will be missed and not forgotten . Will this service be viewed on line ? Being in Canada and unable to attend in person I would love to view it live if possible . Thank you and love to all there. Suzette. (Pedersen ) Farrant xo

Bronwyn and I worked at Marianwood at the same time. We always had a good laugh or a good visit. Loved her doggy Belle. The residents loved having Belle there.
God Bless to all her family through this hard time. Bronwyn was a special person.

Diana Kirschenmann

To my beautiful sister. I will miss you all my life. I know you are safe now in the arms of the Lord. Until we meet again.

Linda Lewis McCarthy

Bronwyn and I met in the most unlikely place in the world for either of us to be - at a gym in Vancouver, Washington. Even though Bronwyn had many, many friends, she had a gift for making every one of her friends feel loved and special to her. For me, she was my dearest friend and best ally as we traveled together almost as sisters through many wonderful and also questionable adventures over the 38 years of being friends like sisters. Bronwyn, I miss being able to call you, see you, have all those adventures with you, go thriftstore shopping together, spend holidays you shared with Jesse and me, and witnessing the love shared among members of the wonderful family you came from, including your mum and dad, your amazing children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, brothers, sister, and all. You always have been, and always will be, in my heart. Dearest Friend, save a place for me - by the crystal lights and candles - where Toby and Belle and my cats are wreaking havoc, and we will always know where our you-know-whats are, and we will sip Kahlua and cream, red wine, sangrias, margaritas, and coffee, and talk about what we best friends will do together on our next go-around. Love and hugs!

Megan Louise Casebourn

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