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Dorothy H. Brown


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Dorothy H. Brown Obituary
DOROTHY H. BROWN
Age 87, passed away on October 21, 2017, at her home in Jurupa Valley, California.
Dorothy was born on September 1, 1930, in Long Beach, California. Dorothy was the daughter of Bud Stiles and Alice Stiles, and the youngest of three sisters. Dorothy grew up in Long Beach, graduating as Salutatorian from Long Beach Poly in 1948. Dorothy married Eugene "Gene" M. Brown in 1948, and had four children: Phillip, Bruce, Jess and Bonnie.
After living in Long Beach for a few years, Dorothy and Gene moved to Orange County on a small farm until 1956, and then made the final relocation to their ranch in West Riverside, living the life of livestock farmers. Soon after this move, Dorothy joined the Parent-Teacher Association for Pedley Elementary School and was active for 16 years. For 18 years, Dorothy and Gene led the Glen Avon Livestock Booster 4H Club, actively supporting their four children with all of their livestock projects. Dorothy and Gene were also actively involved with the Jurupa YMCA.
Dorothy and Gene were active supporters of their children's sports in high school and college (wrestling, swimming and track).
In 1970, Dorothy entered into the business of real estate brokerage and over the years represented many families (and their children) in the purchase of their homes in the Riverside area.
Dorothy was essential to the success of the Glen Avon and Louis Robidoux libraries, taking a leadership role in establishing the Friends of the Jurupa Libraries and committing 36 years to library advocacy, including fundraising for new materials and new programs to ensure the success of local libraries.
Dorothy had her own column in the local newspaper, the Riverside County Record News as well as writing articles for the Press Enterprise.
Dorothy received many awards and acknowledgements for her services to the community, including Woman of the Year and Citizen of the Year.
Being an avid gardener in her own right, Dorothy looked forward to and participated often in the annual Riverside Community Flowershow most years.
In all, Dorothy lived a full and well-rounded life; well lived.
Dorothy was predeceased in death by her husband, Eugene "Gene" Brown, her parents, Bud and Alice Stiles, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Beatrice "Snug" Brown and William "Dub" Brown, her sister Ilene Bowman, and her nephews, David Bowman and Ernie Smith.
Dorothy is survived by her sister, Bonnie Smith of Los Alamitos; Dorothy's four children: Phillip E. Brown and his wife, Cindy of Porterville; Bruce M. Brown and his wife, Jeannie of Fresno; Jess D. Brown and his wife, Laura of Aptos; and Bonnie Fenaroli and her husband, Rick of Woodland; her grandchildren, Jennifer Mogayzel and her husband, Liam; Carmen Brown; Maryanne Caughey and her husband, Patrick; her step-grandchildren, Erin Medcalf and Kirsten Medcalf; her great-grandchild, Parker Caughey; her nephews, Mike Smith, Steve Smith; and her niece, Janet Bowman.
The family would like to thank all of Dorothy's friends through the years, with special thanks to Rose Marotta and Arlene Marotta, and Dorothy's neighbors, Juan and Rosa Chavez.
Funeral and graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Pierce Brothers-Crestlawn Mortuary and Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, California.
A memorial luncheon will be held following the services at noon at the Louis Robidoux Library located at 5840 Mission Boulevard, Jurupa Valley, California. All of Dorothy's friends and acquaintances over the years are cordially invited to attend to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Jurupa Libraries.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, 2017
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