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Dorothy May Frame Brown

Great Falls — Dorothy May Frame Brown, age 94, passed away on August 12, 2017. Married to "Brownie" Forrest Delbert Brown for 49 years and mother to 3 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Born in Big Sandy, MT on February 22, 1923, she was the daughter of Archibald and Maude (Pearson) Frame, sister to Jean Stienstra. She attended Montana schools until graduation from the University of Montana. She was a school teacher and professional dietician in Great Falls hospital kitchens for many years. She returned to school earning a Master's Degree in Dietary Science and retired in 1978.

For the next 30 years she combined her passion for travel and textiles, traveling the world photographing and learning all their wonders. She explored 6 continents both on textile tours. She loved to share her experiences from China to Russia; from Bali to Tanzania.

She was at home in the mountains of Montana backpacking and camping in the "the Bob" and exploring favorites like Square Butte, Haystack Butte and Wolf Creek Canyon on weekends. One of her most proud achievements was in her 60's, leading groups of girls scout through the Bob Marshal wilderness giving to the next generation of outdoorswomen.

Her passion close to home was the River's Edge Trail in Great Falls, always eager to do what she could to expand its reach. She was there at its inception, helping to haul and plan, to raise funds and celebrate successes. Friends, family and strangers were invariably greeted with "Shall we go for a walk on the trail?" if there was a spare hour in the day.

She was preceded in death by her husband "Brownie", and her grandchild Zachary, and survived by - her sons/daughter-in-laws, Douglas (Teri), David (Vonnie) and Norman (Francine); her grandchildren - Taylor, Hannah, Noah, Annie, Isaiah, Kristin, Lily; and her great-grandchildren - Elijah, Jude, Brennos.

She was strong, direct and independent. A Montanan throughout.

She requested no services be held. Any honorarium can be sent to the "the trail" in her name.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Aug. 22, 2017
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