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Alice May Flowers Brown
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Birth: May 4, 1912
Downs
Osborne County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1988
Buena Vista
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA

Alice was the first daughter of Harvey and Emma (Rathbun) Flowers born in a stone house in the middle of a wheat field in Downs, Osborne County, Kansas, May 4, 1912. She joined her brother, Harry. In the early 1920's the Flowers moved to Buena Vista, Colorado. She worked at a local soda shop, played piano to accompany silent movies, was often top of her class for grades, and active in various activities. She loved to collect stories, quotations, poetry and also wrote in her diaries. She graduated from Buena Vista Middle School in 1926 and high school in 1930. She was working for a local bank. She moved to Glenwood Springs where she worked as a secretary for a law firm. She was involved in Queen Esther Circle with the Methodist Church, Business and Professional Women's Club, Alto in the Methodist Church choir, Camp Fire Girls chaperone, and was often noted in newspaper articles of hostessing various parties. She was crowned queen of the Lions' Carnival in 1937. Clarkson Brown married Alice February 20, 1941. There are pictures of a celebration in Aspen, but in Clarkson's obituary, it states they were in South America. Clarkson and Alice both worked on the Pan American Highway project. Alice also was the project manager's secretary in Guam, Formosa, Nicaragua, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan and Bangladesh. Between overseas trips, the couple operated a restaurant in Glenwood Springs. They traveled in Spain and the Mediterranean. There are pictures of Alice riding camels and elephants. She had a way of making life a great experience. In 1970, she and Clarkson moved to Fountain Valley, California, where Alice received her real estate license. They worked for the Signal Companies. Alice shared her knowledge of natural healing. She was a selfless, positive person: always showing love to those that crossed her path. She was involved in the Church of Religious Science. Following the death of her husband in 1980, she and her niece went to France, the only country Clarkson had refused to go to; she went on a cruise with friends; she traveled to various states to visit with family and friends. She was known for her love of Taco Bell. If someone wanted something done and Alice was in the vicinity…she was easily selected to get the job done. Though she had no children she was loved by many who were recipients of her love. She received the diagnosis of breast cancer in May, 1988. She returned to Buena Vista in October, where she spent her remaining days living with her niece and family. 
 
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 Parents:
  Harvey Dale Flowers (1888 - 1947)
  Emma Ellen Rathbun Flowers (1887 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Clarkson Millet Brown (1910 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Rathbun Flowers (1910 - 1926)*
  Alice May Flowers Brown (1912 - 1988)
  Aileen Marguerite Flowers Gregg (1914 - 1974)*
  Irvin Homer Flowers (1916 - 1963)*
  John Harvey Flowers (1926 - 1985)*
  Robert Joseph Flowers (1928 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Buena Vista
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Eva Pippin Flowers
Record added: Mar 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48965477
Alice May <i>Flowers</i> Brown
Added by: Eva Pippin Flowers
 
Alice May <i>Flowers</i> Brown
Added by: Eva Pippin Flowers
 
Alice May <i>Flowers</i> Brown
Added by: Eva Pippin Flowers
 
 
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- Marshall McCoy
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