Carol J. Brown
In loving memory of Carol J. Brown, who passed May 1, 2013. Carol was born in Bluffton, Indiana, on October 16, 1928 near the banks of the Wabash, to Marie Anderson Brown and Everett I. Brown. Carol has been an Indianapolis resident since childhood. She was a member of the 1946 class of Shortridge High School.
Carol was a beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, who loved and cherished her family and friends and always put them first. She was married to Ralph Kettman Higgs, deceased, and she's blessed with two sons, Ralph E. Brown of Los Angeles, CA, David E. Brown (Lisa K. Brown) of Spring, TX, and daughter, Janice C. Brown of Indianapolis, IN. Added to her blessings are four grandchildren, David I. Brown, Daniel A. Brown, Kristen A. Brown, and Brian Brown Hendrickson. Carol's greatest joy was being with her family. She was enthusiastically involved in her children's school activities and Girl Scouts. She loved to travel the country, Europe, and Asia. Some of the organizations she was involved with included the Phi Lambda Theta Honorary, Delta Beta Chapter, Psi Iota Xi, Daughters of the American Revolution, St. Margaret's Hospital Guild, Children's Museum Guild.
Always wanting to be a teacher, Carol graduated from Butler University, with the Eliza A. Blaker Education Award. Her teaching experience included John Strange School of MSD of Washington Township, School 80 of IPS, Carmel Clay Schools, Butler Summer Laboratory School, Butler University School of Education Instructor, and earned her Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin. With the desire of joining her family firm, the Everett I. Brown Architects and Engineering Co., Carol attended Columbia University for her doctoral study in School Building Planning and Decorating. She joined the family firm as an education consultant and color coordinator, and remained as a general partner for 34 years. She decorated over 600 schools in the state of Indiana and Illinois. She enjoyed working with her family and the many school boards, superintendents and teachers. As she would say… "Always, I'll be loving you always."
Leppert Mortuary is assisting the family during their time of loss. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Remembrance Hall at Crown Hill Funeral Home, Indianapolis. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. If you would like to sign the online guestbook or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting: http://www.leppertmortuary.com