|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1926|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 2013|
Born in Peterborough, England in what was then Northamptonshire, Bobbie was the middle child of Frederick and Ethel Brown. During World War II she worked as a telegraphist for the British Post Office and relayed many messages to American and British airbases throughout the UK. In the early 1950s Bobbie met an American soldier Donald Duane Altic who was stationed at Alconbury near Peterborough. She came to the United States in 1953 and married. She and Donald raised a family, until divorcing in 1976. They lived in Potsdam in Miami County, Ohio. In 1982 she became an American citizen.
Ethel, who was nicknamed Bobbie by her father, lived with her adult children for most of her later years in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. In 2011 she moved to Tampa, Florida, residing there with her daughter and died at home peacefully.
Bobbie was fond of reading, and writing long letters and poetry. She often recited this poem of home by Rupert Brooke:
"If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home."
Fredrick Brown (1877 - ____)
Ethel Smith Brown (1895 - 1988)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Stephen Altic
Record added: Jan 02, 2014
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