Mary Ann Houmann Brown
September 9, 1938 - June 21, 2014
Our beloved, Mary Ann ("Annie or Ann") Brown, was taken home peacefully to her Heavenly Father on June 21, 2014, surrounded by loving family and friends.
Mary Ann was born to Andrew Houmann and Retta Ballantyne Houmann on September 9, 1938, in Boise, ID. Her father came from Denmark in 1901 to Wisconsin. Her mother's pioneer family was from Scottland settling in Ola, Idaho in the 1860's. She studied piano and violin during her school years. She graduated from Boise High School in 1956, and later went to BSU. She worked in the accounting department for the State of Idaho, loyally for 35 years.
In 1995 she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and widened her circle of cherished friends. Since that time Ann was an active, faithful member and an extraordinary example of Christian service to all who knew her. She will always be remembered for her humility and kindness to all and for her sweet, gentle nature.
The family deeply appreciated the around-the-clock caring for Ann by Irene Collins, Joellen McAlister, Janice Brown and Tina Pickell.
She is survived by her cousin, Barton Houmann Ballantyne, and his partner, Raul Davila, and by Lynda Sowell (Tim), Judy Kunter (Mickey, deceased) and family, Jessyca Roberts and family, Courtney Ruehrwein and family, and many cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her companion and close friend, Jennie Kunter.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00am at the LDS Stake Center located at 11443 McMillan Rd., Boise, ID 83713. Arrangements are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, ID, (208)375-2212, where a viewing will be held on Thursday evening, June 26th from 7:00-8:00pm. Just prior to the services at the church, a viewing will be held from 9:30-10:45am. Graveside services will immediately follow the church service at Cloverdale Cemetery.
Please visit www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com for more information and to leave online condolences for Ann's family.
Cloverdale Funeral Home
1200 North Cloverdale Road Boise, ID 83713
Published in Idaho Statesman on June 24, 2014