Beth-Brown-Obituary

Beth Brown

Roanoke, Virginia

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To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He...

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He...

Beth and I shared the same mentor, Dr. Alexander B. Gardner. I was one of his first female students to be so inspired with him that I went on to get a Ph.D. in physics. Beth was also one of Dr. Gardner's students who was carrying out his passion to increase the number of underrepresented minority students and especially women to excel in physics careers. I had the opportunity to talk anmd meet with Beth on numerous occasions at the National Society of Black Physicists meeting. I was shocked...

I pray that Beth's family finds comfort in the faith in God that Beth shared with us through her kindness, consideration for others, sunny spirit, and commitment. Her star will continue to shine through those touched by her.

There is a eulogy/obituary in memory of Beth Brown in the November 2008 newsletter of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society. You can read it at http://rvasclub.org/rvas-news/pdf/
1108_RVAS_NL.pdf

Dr. Beth Brown graced a meeting of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society in 2003. I was there to see her talk about the multiwavelength Milky Way. That's a mouthfull: but she made this complex topic look and sound easy. Although I did not know her personally, she impressed me as being a very grounded person with great inner grace. May her memory endure!

To The Brown Family,

We would like to express our deepest and more sincere sympathy. Many prayers and blessings go out to you and your family. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow.

Frances, I was saddened to hear of Beth's homegoing, what a beautiful and wonderful girl! I know you and Bob are so proud of her and her accomplishments! Frances, she looks just like you! I only remember her as a child but knew she would do great things! I would love to see you when I come to Roanoke for Christmas, will call you. Be strong in your faith and know that God has a plan for all of us, but he alone knows it, and we must trust him.

Dear Bobby and Frances, I was so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. I can't imagine the pain. I will keep you all in my prayers.Love to you.

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Beth's Obituaries

BROWN Dr. BETH A. BROWN Suddenly on Sunday, October 5, 2008. Beloved daughter of Robert W. and Frances B. Brown; loving sister of Larry W. (Sarleno) Brown. She is also survived by special cousins, Vivian and Signa Bratton; a nephew, Darren Brown; godfather, Herbert Guerrant; a host of other...

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