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Brown, Carol Joyce Newton Carol was born in Hampton, Arkansas to J. Oliver Newton and Madrid Tucker Newton on January 4, 1935. She died peacefully at her home in Richardson, Texas surrounded by her loving family on November 6, 2011. She attended the University of Arkansas, majoring in clothing design. She was well know for her clothing creations. Carol met the love of her life at the University, Dean Brown whom she married in 1960. They resided in Little Rock before moving to the Dallas area in 1970. Carol immediately became involved in community life. She was active for 40 years in First United Methodist Church of Richardson and United Methodist Women. She served on the Board of Directors of Richardson Symphony Orchestra for several years; serving as President of the RSO Guild as well as President of the Symphony Board. She was instrumental during her term of office to move the Symphony from a voluntary organization to a more professional one by hiring the first full time manager. Carol had a wonderful gift of bringing people together. Everyone who knew her soon recognized her unselfish manner and her kind and gentle nature. Carol was an accomplished pianist and performed for several years with her husband and daughters. She was boundless in energy until arthritis robbed her of many of the things she loved doing. Regardless, she remained active and willful beyond her physical limitations. She was recognized for her many artistic talents. She was an active member of the EZ Chapter of PEO, several book clubs, and United Methodist Women. In 2011 she was recognized as one of the Real Heroes of Richardson . She is survived by her husband, Dean Brown; daughters, Kim Cain of Richardson; Kelly Brown of Dallas; a sister, Gail Wells, of Little Rock, Ar; three brothers, Thomas Newton, of Houston, Tx.; Wood Newton, of Nashville, Tn.; and Keith Newton of Little Rock. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 10th at First United Methodist Church of Richardson. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, The at www.arthritis.org or a .

Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 9, 2011
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