The Lexington Leader
October 26, 2006
Feb.17, 1923 - October 17,2006
Ellen Brown passed away October 17, 2006 at the age of 83. She was born February 17, 1923 to Johnathon and Besse Barnhill in Lexington, Texas. She was the great great granddaughter of Captain James Shaw, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. She was also a Lantana Duchess at Texas A&I University in Kingsville. Ellen will be remembered for her years of being a fashion model in New York City. We will always remember her for her beauty of heart and face, her compassion, and generosity. Her home reflected her personality - full of light, blooming plants, music, and mostly, the joyous soul of Ellen. She was an accomplished musician, playing the piano, organ, trombone, and tuba, as well as being an accomplished vocalist (soprano).
She is survived by her son, Danny (Billy) Wade of Banquete, Texas; her daughters, Ellen Britting (Paul) Young of Sinton, Texas, and Lynne Britting of California; her grandchildren, Deidra (Mark) Mullen of Los Fresnos, Texas, Weston (Jennifer) Wade of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mandee Kuenzle, Robert Kuenzle, Garlyn (Julie) Punao, Lily Punao, and Aubrey Fitzgerald, and great-grandchildren, Morgan and Ian Mullen, Brianna, Taylor, Colton and Austin Wade, Amanda Surgent, Devon and Michael Beacham, and numerous close friends.
Private graveside services will be held in Lexington, Texas at Lexington City Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte- Piper Mortuary, 20 General Cavazos, Kingsville, Texas 78363.
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