|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1971|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 2009|
Kirby Anne Brown of Baja, Mexico, formerly of Westtown,New York, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 8, 2009 in Sedona, AZ. She was 38.
The eldest of George and Virginia Brown's four children, she was born February 8, 1971 in Brooklyn, NY.
Kirby graduated from Minisink High School in 1989 and SUNY Geneseo in 1993. Over the years, she managed horse farms, drove limousines in Manhattan, worked in restaurants and operated a successful faux painting company out of Baja, Mexico.
Kirby had the uncanny ability to bring out the best in other people, she was an incredible friend to many. Her powerful spirit changed and saved peoples lives as she touched them. She was affectionately known to her cousins as "their action figure cousin". She left an indelible imprint on the lives of her family and friends and she leaves this world a better place for having lived.
Her family asks that those who had the good fortune to have known Kirby, to come to her services with your best stories and your best pictures of her.
In addition to her loving parents, George and Ginny of Westtown, she is survived by her sister, Kate Holmes and her husband, Mitchell of Baja, Mexico; her brother, Bob and his wife, Kory of Darien, CT; her sister, Jean Allison and her husband, Michael of VanKleek Hill, Ottawa; her niece, Lyle, and nephews, George and Angus; as well as many dear aunts, uncles, and beloved cousins both in the States and in Scotland, and friends too numerous to list.
Visitation hours will be held on Thursday, October 15, and Friday, October 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, NY 10940.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, October 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 45 Highland Ave., Otisville. Kirby's Godfather, Msgr. Larry Hinch of Brooklyn, NY, will officiate. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home; 845-343-6309 or www.applebee-mcphillips.com.
A 38-year-old New York woman who died after sitting in a sauna-like sweat lodge at a scenic Arizona resort was an avid surfer and hiker who was "in top shape," took self-improvement seriously and had a passion for art, a family spokesman said.
Kirby Brown of Westtown, N.Y., was one of two people who died Thursday evening after being overcome in the crudely built hut during a spiritual cleansing ceremony. Authorities on Saturday identified the other victim as 40-year-old James Shore of Milwaukee, who served as director of business development at an Internet marketing company in his hometown.
Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
Record added: Oct 11, 2009
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