Cynthia Browne passed away unexpectedly April 1 in Colorado Springs as the result of an abdominal aneurysm. Cynthia was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Martha Jane and Dr. Henry Crowther. She married her husband, Robert Browne on June 30, 1956. She was a graduate of the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She is survived by her husband, Bobby, her seven children: Debbie Swan, Cheryl Browne, Linda Browne, Audrey Burke (Alan), Ted Browne (Theresa), Chris Browne (Bettina), Sarah Yamada (Darren) her grandchildren: Samantha, Matthew, Chase, Carson, Cole, Sofia and Elena, and her sisters: Audrey Freeborn and Becky O'Rourke (Tom). She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Joanne Leiser, and her brothers-in-law, Bob Leiser and Bill Freeborn. Cynthia spent her early years in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. After marriage, she lived in Springfield, Massachusetts, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and Farmington Hills, Michigan. She moved to Colorado Springs (her favorite place) in 1977. She also lived abroad for several years in Malaysia and Ireland. The most important thing in Cynthia's life was her family and friends. She was a devoted, loving wife and mother. She had another passion, volunteering, for which she found time, even with seven children in the house. While living in Colorado Springs, she volunteered for many years at Memorial Hospital and later worked there as the Gift Shop Manager. She enjoyed visiting family, reading, traveling, playing bridge, and watching the Broncos. Cynthia was adored by her family and friends and she reciprocated with unconditional love. She will also be remembered for her volunteer spirit, her enthusiasm for everything she did, and her unending optimism. She is remembered by many of her children's friends as their "second Mom". Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Cynthia's Life at an open house in her home on Saturday, April 27th from 1-5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Cynthia's name to the
. We will greatly miss this beautiful and very special lady. We know she will enjoy eternal peace and happiness.
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Published in The Gazette on Apr. 7, 2013