Artell Albers Brown, 75, of Amarillo died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Fellowship West Sanctuary. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Griggs-Schooler- Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St.
Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 9, 1936, in a little white house in the block pasture east of Canyon to Freda Mae Harbert and Arthur Erwin Albers. She moved to Hartley at the age of 5 and graduated from Dumas High School. Later, she attended West Texas College and graduated with a degree in education. She taught school in Amarillo and for a short time in Colorado, but decided to concentrate on raising her family.
After her youngest child started high school, she went back to teaching and was a substitute teacher for Amarillo Independent School District. She then went to work for the City of Amarillo at the Central Library until her retirement on Feb. 28, 2011, at the age of 75.
While a student at WT, she met a handsome young airman, Robert Brown, stationed at the Amarillo Air Force Base. They married on Dec. 20, 1957, and into this union, they brought three sons and a daughter. This marriage was ended on Nov. 25, 1997, after almost 40 years of marriage.
Mrs. Brown had a love for music, which she instilled in all of her children. She was an avid genealogist and loved to read a good book. Above all, Mrs. Brown had a deep and heartfelt love for Jesus Christ and today is residing in heaven with the love of her life, Bob Brown.
Survivors include three sons, David Brown of Amarillo, Rob Brown and wife Michelle of Suwanee, Ga., and Aric Brown of Amarillo; a daughter, Teresa Bellatty of Canadian; two brothers, Brian and wife Arleen and their son Brian Jon Albers and Max Albers and wife Elaine, all of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, Michael and Kate Brown and their son Caden, all of Amarillo, Becca Brown and her children Alexia, Reese, and Benjamin, all of Texas City, Beau Bellatty of Amarillo, Bree and Michael Howard and son Wyatt Lane, all of Amarillo, Bryson Bellatty and daughter Addy, all of Amarillo, Megan and Aaron Brown of Amarillo and Garrrett and Emily Brown of Suwanee, Ga.
The family will receive guests from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials be to Friends of the Amarillo Public Library, 412 E. Fourth St., Amarillo, TX 79101; or Harrington Cancer Center/Power of One Expansion Campaign, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.
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