Elizabeth Irma Brown


(Feb. 6, 2006)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Powell for Elizabeth Irma Brown, who died Monday, Feb. 6 at the Powell Hospital, just short of her 90th birthday.

She was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Ralston, daughter of Walter and Bertha (Brien) Irwin. After the death of her mother, the three children (Mary, Lloyd and Elizabeth) were sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She returned to Wyoming as a senior in high school and graduated from Powell High School.

She married Clayton Brown on March 22, 1937. Together they raised six children. Surviving are Carol (Ted) Christiansen of Powell, Alice Vanden Brock of Apache Junction, Ariz., Walter (Judy) Brown, Jim (Nancy) Brown and Lloyd Brown, all of Powell. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Higgins, of Enumclaw, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton; brother, Lloyd; and daughter, Irma.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served in many positions through the years. She loved to attend Ralston Club, Riverside Club and Shoshone Rock Club, contributing of herself wherever she could.

She loved the outdoors, gardening, flowers and taking care of animals. She guided her six children through many 4-H and school activities. Being a 4-H leader and helping whomever she could was a highlight of her life.

She will be dearly missed by her children, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

For those who wish, memorials to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.