Roberta A. Brown,74, passed away on July 29, 2013 at a DeLand Assisted
Living Facility. Roberta was born on December 4, 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska to her parents, Robert & Adeline McClure. She had fond memories of growing up in Lincoln and always shared many stories with her family and friends. In 1957, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard "Dick" Brown, who recently passed away on March 22, 2013. She had three of her four children in Lincoln. In 1974, Roberta and her family moved to DeLand, FL when her husband was transferred from Brunswick in Lincoln to Brunswick in DeLand. A few years later, they welcomed their fourth child. Roberta spent the majority of her early adult life as a loving mother raising their four children. In the early 1980's, she worked and helped manage Peers' Gifts in DeLand; she enjoyed working alongside her friends, Carol and Audrey during this time. In later years, her six grandchildren arrived one by one and she thoroughly enjoyed helping care for them and they were always a bright spot of her day. Roberta was the consummate homemaker and her cooking was always the talk of the table. She was an excellent seamstress and became a self taught quilter. Her most favorite hobby was her love of the Nebraska Cornhusker Football team. Football Saturday's always revolved around the game and she was outfitted in red and white and Husker pins each game day. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving children, sons, Bob & Linda Brown of Monroe, NC, Dan & Mariann Brown of Auburn, GA; daughters, Peggy & Scott Baker of DeLand and Jenny & Andrew Raynor of DeLand; sister Marilyn Dreier of Gainesville, Georgia and her six adoring grandchildren, Nick & Alex Brown, Caleb & Natalie Baker, Maggie & Chase Raynor. Her family invites you help celebrate her life at a service on Sunday, August 4 at 4:00 pm at Lankford Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at the Jacksonville National Cemetery Monday morning at 11:30 am. You are invited to share your memories with the family at www.lankfordfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 1, 2013