Lillian Carmen Brown passed away February 1, 2013 at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lillian was born on September 19, 1932 to Bessie Orene and Fay Jonathon Mahaffie in Olathe, Kansas. The family moved to Monument, Colorado in the Spring of 1942 getting work at the Higby Ranch in Douglas County. Lillian was enrolled in the 5th Grade in Monument that fall where she met her future husband of 56 years. They graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in May, 1950 and temporarily went their separate ways. Lillian graduated from The University of Northern Colorado in 1955 with a degree in Elementary Education. She later obtained a Masters Degree from Lesley College. Lillian married Gwilym Robert Brown on June 17, 1956 at Monument Community Presbyterian Church. They had three children. A daughter Marlene of "Coffee on the Go" on North Gate Blvd, who has three sons Zac, Jay, and Will. A son, Morgan(Christy), of Charis Bible College, and has three daughters Casey, Cara, and Cayla of Monument, Colorado. And, a son Marshal (Sara), of JBS Monfort, has a daughter, Samantha, and a son, Jake, of Greeley, Colorado. She had one older brother, Marion, (deceased), and a younger brother Ronald(Kay), retired, of Colorado Springs. Lillian was a 30 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Martha Chapter, Castle Rock where she was the Musician, and Centennial Chapter, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lillian retired in the 90's from the elementary school system at Lewis-Palmer Consolidated Schools in Monument. In light of her dedication to the school, the family is asking for donations in lieu of flowers: please make checks payable to: Lewis-Palmer District #38, memo: Lillian Brown's Memorial Fund (Tax deduction certificates may be requested) and mail to: Lewis-Palmer Elementary 1315 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Monument, CO 80132 Lillian Brown's Memorial Service is at 11:00 AM, February 16, 2013, A luncheon will be provided by the Deacons of the Church and the Order of the Eastern Star following the Service. Everyone is invited. Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St. Monument, CO 80132
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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 10, 2013