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Eva Bernice Brown Eva was born Oct 10, 1922, the youngest child of seven born to Troy and Elvida Scrivner. She passed peacefully from this life into her eternal life with Jesus on Jun 07, 2018. She and her identical twin sister Neva were born in the family home in the rural town of Kuna, Idaho. At nine months old, she moved with the family to Long Beach, CA. She experienced the great earthquake of 1933 and told of having to use row boats to get to school as the land around the school had sunk and filled with water. She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic (Poly) High School in 1939. She and Neva enjoyed trading places and fooling friends, teachers and even boyfriends who couldn't tell them apart. She went on to attend Long Beach City College. While attending church in 1942, at Long Beach First Christian Church, she met a young man from Kansas, John Leon Brown. He was invited to their home for lunch after church and that was it for him. They were married on Oct 2, 1942. Together they raised 4 sons. Eva was active for many years in the PTA, a den mother for Cub Scouts, a booster for the East Long Beach Little League, and was known as the neighborhood barber offering free haircuts for the local boys. She and Leon were charter members of Parkcrest Christian Church in 1952, where she taught Sunday school for the next 18 years. She was like a second mother to many of the church youth, working tirelessly behind the scenes to support the youth programs as well as working with the various church missionary and outreach programs. In 1965 she took on the job of Assistant Director of Programming for the Long Beach City College radio/television network, broadcasting music and educational programs throughout the City School District. In 1971, she and Leon agreed to become the resident managers at Angeles Crest Christian Camp. For the next 7 years they dedicated themselves to providing a mountain top experience for thousands of children and young adults from Christian churches all over Southern California. Eva was preceded in death by Leon, her husband of 61 years, her brother Willard, and her sisters Dorothy, Helen, Mary, and Neva. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Beaman, Seal Beach, CA; her four sons; Richard (Joan) of Parowon, UT; Randall (Mui) of Jurupa Valley, CA; Darrell (Paula) of Quincy, CA; and Mark (Denise) of Long Beach, CA, along with 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 8 great, great grandchildren. Her love, generosity, and Christian influence have touched many lives across Southern California and beyond. We rejoice in the knowledge that she is basking in the glory of our Lord and Savior with her family and friends for all eternity. A memorial service will be held August 11, 2018, 11:00 AM at Parkcrest Christian Church, 5950 Parkcrest St, Long Beach, CA, 90808 (562)421-9374. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Angeles Crest Christian Camp, Perris, CA (https://angelescrest.com/donate/). Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2018
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