Evelyne Louise Brown

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  • "I knew Evelyne through her daughter, Judy. I remember..."
    - Grace Marshall
  • "Judy... I was so sorry to read of your mom's..."
  • "Evelyne Brown was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever..."
    - Tonya Kashas-Clymer
  • "I remember "Evan" and "Dr. Dick" both as very fun-loving..."
    - Sarah Wunder
  • "I am the older one of the girls in the picture Katie has..."
    - Jessica Hampton
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July 21, 1928~February 24, 2011

Evelyne Louise Brown, 82, died Feb. 24, 2011 in Kent, WA, following a long journey with Alzheimer's. She was born July 21, 1928 in Flint, MI to Pauline Amelia Ditter and James Oliver Curwood, Jr. She was later adopted by Carl Wright when he married her mother. Following her 1946 graduation from Vancouver High, she worked as a typist for Swift and Co. There, she met and fell in love with Richard "Dick" Brown, whom she married in 1950; he preceded her in death in 2002.
Known by her friends as "Evie," her hobbies were many: writing poetry and reading; baking bread and huckleberry jam; sewing quilts for the church nursery and her grandchildren; embroidery; sewing her daughters' wedding dresses; walking daily at Officers Row; and visiting with her family. She had a beautiful voice and loved to laugh. An active member of Vancouver First Church of God, Evie enjoyed ushering with Dick at the annual Singing Christmas Tree and getting together with friends in her church's home cell group.
Survivors include: daughters, Janet Hicks (Mark) of Kent and Judy Halone (Laurie) of Bonney Lake, WA; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman (Sandy), of Vancouver; and several nieces and nephews. An open-house celebration of her life will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Kent. For information, contact [email protected]

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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 10, 2011
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