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Shirley Brown

December 14, 1936 October 28, 2019
Shirley Brown
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Shirley Brown was welcomed home on October 28, 2019. Shirley was born in Libby, Montana December 14, 1936. She grew up with her many cousins and spoke fondly of her childhood. She met the love of her life, Russell Brown, while he was in the Air Force stationed in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. They were married on June 15, 1956 and the adventure began. They lived in Japan from 1957 to 1959. They also lived in California, Georgia, Montana, Alaska and Oregon before settling in Washington State. Their travels took them to Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

Shirley was the kindest and most loving woman you could have known. When you walked in her home you received a warm welcome, kind words, laughter, a game of cards, and a Pepsi. She was always there for anyone who needed advice or a friendly ear. She delighted in the good fortune of others and was a mighty prayer warrior for those in pain or need. Those who were lucky enough to have her in their life were better for knowing her.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Brown; her parents, Herman and Eva Wilkinson; and brother, Stan Wilkinson. She leaves her two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammela and Michael Namet, and Lorna and Todd Ottmar; grandchildren, Lorna and Alfy Sprenger, Cody and Rachel Crum, and honorary grandkids, Kevin and Erika Lewis; great-grandchildren, Brennen, Andre and Makieli Sprenger, and honorary great-grandchildren, Zoey and Elliot Lewis; her sister, Lyla Kelly; and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews.

We will celebrate Shirley’s life at Yates Funeral Home – Hayden Chapel, 373 E. Hayden Ave, Hayden Lake, ID 83835 on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow.

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11:00 AM 11/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Hayden Chapel

373 E. Hayden Avenue
Hayden Lake, ID 83835

A reception will follow the service.

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Hayden Chapel
373 E. Hayden Avenue Hayden Lake 83835 ID
United States





10:30 AM 11/12/2019 10:30:00 AM
Washington State Veterans Cemetery

21702 W. Espanola Rd.
Medical Lake, WA 99022

Washington State Veterans Cemetery
21702 W. Espanola Rd. Medical Lake 99022 WA
United States

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