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EVELYN BROWN


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EVELYN BROWN Obituary
October 31, 1915 - March 7, 2017 YUKON Evelyn Pearl "Bobbie" Crook Brown was born to Thomas Everett Crook and Mary Rachel Snowberger Crook on a farm at Larned, KS on Oct. 31, 1915. After WWI, the family moved to eastern Colorado to a sandhill farm. She and her siblings walked a mile to a one-room school, grades 1 through 8. The district combined with the county seat at Eads, CO, where they attended high school. Bobbie met her future husband, Herman Cluff "Brownie" Brown, who worked for Gulf Oil Seismograph while working summers at Longs Peak Inn, Estes Park, CO. The owner of the Inn, Mrs. Enos Mills, asked Bobbie if she would like to have her wedding at the Inn. She and Brownie were married there on Sept. 4, 1937. After moving to several states and having five children, Gulf sent Brownie and his family to Denmark, where Gulf was resuming operations after the war. After living there seven years and adding another boy to their family, the Browns moved back to Wyoming and then, to Oklahoma City in 1956. Brownie died of emphysema in 1965. Bobbie never remarried. She began working at FAA in 1957 in the print shop, where she happily worked for 23 years. After retirement, she and her friends, Sallie Hirte and Linda Levy, started the first Friends of the Library Book sale benefitting the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System, which has continued to grow each year. She was active volunteering for Friends for 25 years. Other hobbies were her loving family, reading, and traveling. A patriotic American, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City, Scandinavian Club of Oklahoma, Daughters of the American Revolution, Founders and Patriots of America, Huguenots of Manakintowne, National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, National Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and National Society United States Daughters of 1812. Preceding her in death were her husband, Brownie; baby daughter, Nancy Jane; son, Larry Cluff Brown; her parents; brothers, John Lawrence Crook and Robert Crook; sister, Helen Immer; and son-in-law, Jim Burroughs. Surviving family members are son, Robert Bruce Brown and his wife Pat, of Vernal, UT; son, Douglas Warren Brown, of Carson City, NV; daughter, Enda Lee Burroughs, of Mustang, OK; son, Michael Wallace Brown and his wife Mimi, of Sheridan, WY; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Mobley Brown, of Cave Creek, AZ; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, cousins and friends. Private family burial will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City under the direction of McNeil's Funeral Service, Mustang, OK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Library Endowment Trust, 300 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102; or a . Old proofreaders never die, the ink just fades away ... Online condolences may be made at: www.mcneilsfuneral.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 12, 2017
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