A few folks over the months have sent me this picture of a Mary Brunner. Unfortunately she is not THE Mother Mary Brunner. The woman in the photo is 59. Ten years to young.
But great job on armature sleuthing!!
I will share with you what little info I do have on Mary. Mary will be 69 this year.
At some point probably after one of the raids she shipped the son she had with Charlie, Valentine Michael Manson off to Wisconsin for her parents to raise. They changed his name, dropping Valentine and Manson.
Mary also changed her own last name and moved out of WI. As far as I know she has never married or had any other children.