Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at First Congregation Church, 2201 7th Ave., Moline. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery in Rock Island.
Harriett was born in Chicago on Sept. 15, 1918, to William B. and Ellen Davies Brown. On Aug. 28, 1943, in Moline, she married Ronald Rex Paschall, who preceded her in death Feb. 22, 2006. She attended Garfield Elementary School, John Deere Junior High, Moline High School, Augustana College (graduate) and the University of Iowa, completing one year toward a master's program.
She was a member of First Congregational Church, Congregators, which she and her husband helped to originate, and was head of the funeral committee for many years. She was also a member of The Alice Kennedy Circle of King's Daughters for more than 60 years and was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She and her husband traveled extensively to Europe, England, New Zealand and Australia. They also traveled to Japan, Russia and Poland on People to People tours. Her favorite place on earth was Grand Cayman, where her entire family would vacation. Her other passions were family, friends, baking and SHOPPING.
One of the highlights of Harriett's and Ron's life was traveling to Bolivia to provide dental care to the natives. This resulted in bringing three Bolivian children to the University of Iowa Medical Center to receive special care. Eventually, the youngest child was adopted by wonderful friends and became an American citizen.
Survivors include daughters, Sara (Ron) Olson, Holmen, Wis., and Ann (Dan) Halsted, Pine, Colo.; grandchildren, Paige (Travis) Brush and R.L. (Amy) Olson II; and great-grandchildren, Megan (Aaron) Kopp, Abby Brush, Hunter Brush and Aidan Olson.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tom Brown; and two sisters, Marion Sorg and Betsy Blakley.
Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church of Moline, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent at wendtfuneralhome.com.
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