Delores “Dee” L. Brown - 74
4/6/1941 - 6/10/2015
Delores “Dee” L. Brown, age 74, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at her home following a short illness. A gathering of family and friends and memorial service took place on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a children’s charity of your choice.
Dee was born in South Bend, WA on April 6, 1941, the daughter of Lee and Edith (Emerson) Caldwell. She graduated from South Bend High School in 1960. Dee married Jerry Karl Brown on June 16, 1972 in Arlington, TX. They were married for 40 years. Following Jerry’s retirement from the Navy they settled in Othello, WA. Jerry passed away on March 10, 2013 and Dee moved to Clinton to be with her family and grandchildren. Dee had worked in several different locations as she and Jerry moved throughout the country during his 25 years in the service, from shucking oysters after high school to a dietary supervisor. She never had a bad word to say about anybody and always saw the good in people. She was a loyal Seattle Seahawk and Seattle Mariners fan and enjoyed going to the casino and following the Lumberkings.
Dee is survived by her daughter Patty (Denise) Cassell of Clinton; five grandchildren, Jessica and Josh Lingle, Alice (Tom) Drummond, Elizabeth (Scott) Birdsley and Aleshia (Matt) Hogreve; six great grandchildren, Rylan, Olivia, Natalie, Gavin, Gabriel and Lauren; one brother, Don (Caroline) Caldwell of John Day, OR; two sisters, Dorothy (Lloyd) Heater of Kamiah, ID and Diane (Dennis) Hull of George, WA; several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Skippy. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Dale Caldwell. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
A gathering of family and friends and memorial service took place on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.View Delores “Dee” L. Brown's Guestbook