Gaylyn Brown

Major U.S. Army (Ret.) Gaylyn Lee Brown passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014. Mrs. Brown was born on January 20, 1934 in Minneapolis, MN, the only daughter of Gayle and Dorothy Marchessault.
Mrs. Brown proudly served her country in the Army Nurse Corps. She received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device, Meritorious Unit Citation, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, and the Army Commendation Medal.
Mrs. Brown was active in numerous organizations including P.E.O, an international philanthropic and educational organization for women, the Hospitality Club and numerous bridge clubs. She was an avid bridge player and especially enjoyed RVing with her husband and the Tumbleweeds Good Sam Club.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Major USAF (Ret.) Lloyd W. Brown; son, Clayton Nau and wife Leah of Newmarket, NH and daughter Dorsey Ruhland and husband Larry of Austin, TX.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM at St. Edward the Confessor Holy Catholic Church Western Rite at 4851 Anacacho. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the .

Published in Express-News on Mar. 24, 2014