Fay Irene Brazil, 87, Brookings, died May 30, 2002, of natural causes in Brookings.

She was born June 21, 1914, in Everson, Wash., to Archibald Mathews and Louise Theresa Gerdel.

She grew up in Whatcom County, Wash. She attended Mount Baker and Whatcom High School and graduated from Whatcom High School in Bellingham, Wash.

She married Edward Brazil in 1938 in Reno, Nev.

She worked at the U.S. Post Office in Crow's Landing, Calif., then moved to Brookings in 1975.

Mrs. Brazil was a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Brookings.

She is survived by her son, Charles Dominy of Malaga, Spain; and daughters, Alvera Pals of Waterford, Calif., and Lydia Balentine of Crow's Landing.

She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Theresa Anderson.

Remembrances or donations may be made to the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Road, Brookings.

Arrangements by Litty Funeral Directors, Brookings Chapel.