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Alice Brown

Alice Marie Culver Brown Resident of Saratoga and Los Gatos Passed into the arms of Jesus on November 7, four days short of her 92nd birthday. Alice was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Paul. Alice, is survived by her four children and their spouses, Diane Brown and Mike Haidet, Darrell and Anne Brown, Judy and Jorge Arreygue, and Jana and Jeff Galt. In addition, she leaves ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who she loved dearly. Born in Hettinger, North Dakota on November 11, 1920, Alice met Paul at the Dickinson State teachers college at age 17. Two years later, Alice received her teaching credential and began to teach in Minnesota. Paul and Alice continued their romance long distance through letters and occasional visits. By the time that Paul graduated, the war was on and Paul joined the army. Paul went to training and came home in December to marry his bride. Soon Paul was stationed in Kamchatka, AL and Alice moved to Seattle to await his return. When Paul returned from the war, Paul and Alice settled into married life in Seattle where Diane and Darrell were born. Boeing moved them to Wichita, KS where Judy was born, then to CA where Jana was born. In 1957, Alice and Paul moved to Campbell, CA. where Paul worked for Lockheed and Alice enjoyed raising her four children. In 1960, the family moved to Saratoga where they lived until 2005. In 1966, Alice returned to teaching, first as a substitute, and then as a full-time teacher in the Moreland school district. She loved teaching, especially third graders who were young enough to still love their teacher while old enough to begin developing the skills they needed to succeed in life. Alice taught for more than 23 years and loved every minute of it. Alice was active in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church where she participated in women's circles, prayer groups and Bible Studies. She was a strong Christian and relied on her faith in many challenging circumstances. For many years, until well into her 80's she volunteered at the Odd Fellows Hall, playing the piano and ministering to "the old people!" Alice was a devoted mother and grandmother, frequenting the sidelines of many soccer, softball, and Little League games. Alice was well-loved by her husband, Paul, and their romance spanned more than 74 years. Alice loved others well, and in return was well-loved by all around her. In lieu of flowers please make gifts to Advent Group Ministries Advent Group Ministries, 90 Great Oaks Boulevard, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95119 Toll Free: 1-800-98-ADVENT www.adventgm.com Memorial service to be held November 17, 5:00pm, at The Terraces, 800 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos, GRA room.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 16, 2012
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