|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1912|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1978|
South Dakota, USA
Mary Catherine Brown
Mrs. Ellsworth H. Brown, 65, died Jan. 13 in the Dell Rapids Hospital.
Mary Catherine Briley was born in Ellendale, N.D., the eldest daughter of Frank and Flossie Briley. The family moved to Dell Rapids in 1914 where Mrs. Brown resided for 59 years. She graduated from Dell Rapids High School and General Beadle College. In 1933 she married Ellsworth H. Brown.
The first woman president of the Dell Rapids Luther Church Congregation, Mrs. Brown taught Sunday school, Release Time School, Vacation Bible School, served as president of the Dell Rapids American Lutheran Church Women and was a member of the church council. She was a leader in both Boy and girl Scout programs and was past president of the Parent Teacher Association, Federation of Women's Club and Dell Rapids Community Hospital Auxiliary, and an original organizer and chairman of the "Meals on Wheels" program in Dell Rapids. Mrs. Brown was also historian for Terrace Manor.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Allen, Dell Rapids; Don, Martinsville, Indiana, Dick, Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Mrs. Gail (Harold) Munk, Dell Rapids; and Mrs. Janet (Gordon) Pratt, San Francisco, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Peterson and Mrs. Jean Weelborg, both of Dell Rapids.
Memorial services were held Monday in the Dell Rapids Lutheran Church.
Dell Rapids Tribune January 18, 1978
Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD
Frank Allen Briley (1876 - 1936)
Flossie Mary McCafferty Briley (1887 - 1965)
Ellsworth Henry Brown (1912 - 1995)*
Catherine Mary Briley Brown (1912 - 1978)
Margaret Briley Peterson (1913 - 2004)*
Dell Rapids Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Mar 09, 2008
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