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Dolores Ann Rowen Brown
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1925
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 2007
Coeur d'Alene
Kootenai County
Idaho, USA

Dolores Ann Rowen Brown, 82, of Dalton Gardens, Idaho, died June 19, 2007, at Kootenai Medical Center.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 23, 2007 at the English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Dolores was born April 30, 1925, in Wessington, S.D., to Frances and Alexander Rowen.

After completing high school, Dolores obtained her teaching certificate in Mitchell, S.D., and taught in a local one room school. While visiting friends in Seattle, she met Navy Lt. Avery Brown and they married in Bellingham, Wash., in 1945. After WWII, Dolores and Avery moved to Moscow, Idaho, where Avery attended the university.

Upon graduation, they moved to Odessa, Wash. Dolores and Avery lived in Spokane and Worley while raising their five children, but eventually retired to Dalton Gardens.

Dolores loved to spend time out of doors gardening and was active in the local amateur radio club. Dolores loved her children, and from diapers, to scraped knees and broken bones, to braces, science fairs and school teas, through high school and college graduations, she was always there encouraging and coaxing each child. Dolores enjoyed music, singing, dancing, sewing, cooking for family and friends, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She and Avery also enjoyed traveling with the "whole" family, which more often than not included one or two pet dogs. Dolores was also very proud of celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary in February. Dolores will always be remembered for putting family first. She never missed a birthday, anniversary, holiday or other special occasion to send a gift or card.

She is survived by her husband, Avery; her children, Sharyn, Lynda, Michael, Daryl and Dennis; her grandchildren, Stephanie, Cynthia, Christine, Megan, Kimberly, Gavin, Nathan, Andrew, Sasha, Spencer and Connor; great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Nicholas, Anna, and Leah; a sister, Rosina Yager; and brothers Ken, Ed and Gene Rowen.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Lucille.

Sign her guest registry and view her online memorial at

Miller Press 7/3/2007 
Family links: 
  Alexander Michael Rowen (1896 - 1971)
  Frances Wilhemina Lichty Rowen (1895 - 1953)
  Rosina Agnes Rowen Yager (1920 - 2008)*
  Lucille Frances Rowen (1923 - 1941)*
  Dolores Ann Rowen Brown (1925 - 2007)
  Ed Rowen (1930 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Pat from Sacramento
Originally Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: Jul 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20287595
Dolores Ann <i>Rowen</i> Brown
Added by: In memory of Scott
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- Ricky Hempel
 Added: Jul. 4, 2007

- In memory of Scott
 Added: Jul. 4, 2007

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