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Rosemary Brown Hays
  • November 02, 1928
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  • February 22, 2021

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Rosemary Brown Hays, a giving soul was a welcomed presence at the Christian Service Center, greeting those in need with a smile, comforting spirit and helping hand. She organized food pantries, clothing and other essentials of life for the Center and valued the mission of Center, “Sharing Christ’s love by providing basic needs and a fresh start.” Rosemary died in Florida, on February 22, 2021, at the age of 92.

Rosemary (Rosie) was born in Sweetwater, TX on November 2, 1928 to John Mack Brown and Winnie Jane McGhee Brown, who were in the grocery business at the time. She graduated from Abilene High School and later worked for oil companies, including Delaware Basin, for the late Alamae Herndon. Rosie was also a devoted employee of AISD, as an assistant in the Central Office, for many years. Rosemary loved and adored her six brothers and sisters, and reveled in the decades of family gatherings, picnics and other celebrations. Rosie was an exceptional cook and could make a pecan pie that would rival any recipe in Southern Living.

In later years, when her late husband Scott Hays, Sr., whom she loved dearly, was diagnosed with cancer she shifted her cooking focus to “health foods.” Rosie kept up to date on whole foods, supplements, and vitamins and frequented the health food stores, and joined a health food co-op in the Abilene area. If you had an ailment, she could tell you the cure.

Her husband, Scott Hays, Sr., predeceased her when she was only 49 and she never remarried. She was also predeceased by her parents, brothers Donald Mack Brown, Bill Gene Brown, Hugh Clark Brown and a sister Maxine Brown Swindle. She is survived by her sister Julia McDaniel, of Tulia, TX and numerous nieces and nephews all of whom she cherished dearly. She is survived by her daughter Denise Hays of Austin, TX and a son Scott Hays, Jr. of Florida. There are no memorial services planned, however, a contribution to the Christian Service Center at 3185 N. 10th Street, Abilene, TX 79603 or online via their website at www.cscabilene.org, would be a grand way to celebrate her life.


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  1. 26 Feb 2021
    Rebecca Allison says:
    Rosemary was a very special person. I grew up next door to her. There was nothing she wouldn't do for you. A kind and giving soul who will truly be missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace dear Rosie.

  2. 25 Feb 2021
    Matt Brown says:
    Rosie was always unselfish with her opening her home to all the family for get-togethers or letting us stay over.
    Her kind spirit was always calming and she was very active in the Church plus helping others.
    She will be sorely missed!

  3. 25 Feb 2021
    Kathy Hampton says:
    Rosemary was a sweet friend who enjoyed having folks in her home. She would offer to serve you pie...and who could resist. Miss her, Kathy Hampton, Abilene.

  4. 25 Feb 2021
    Betty Lou says:
    I am happy that I got to meet her at your 50th; she shared a recipe with all of us. She and your Dad raised a very special daughter!

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    Tamara Powers says:
    Rosie was the epidemy of a Christian woman. She was always there for others and never asked anything of anyone. Most giving, loving woman who will be deeply missed.

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