Olinger Mortuary Service
6614 S. Flores
San Antonio, TX

Naomi Lucille (Brockman) Brown was born in Gillett, Texas in 1929. Soon after her birth her family moved to San Antonio where she grew up and graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1947. While at Brackenridge, she played the flute in the marching band. She was recognized for scholarship, service and leadership as a member of several honor societies. Her active friendships with lifelong friends kept her happy and engaged throughout her life.

Shortly after high school, she met and married the love of her life, Doyle Eugene Brown. They had two children, Cindy and Keith, and remained happily together for 67 years.

Naomi graduated from Trinity University in 1951 with a degree in Business Administration where she was active in Delta Kappa Phi and Kappa Pi Sigma. She also received a Master's Degree in Education from Our Lady of the Lake. She was a devoted educator and encouraged everyone, especially young teachers to pursue advanced degrees.

Naomi and Doyle were avid adventurers and spent the early years of their marriage traveling making life-long friends in Chicago while Doyle attended Art School and in Germany while he served in the Army. During her time in Germany, she loved to welcome visitors and share her joy of German culture and travel. She and Doyle crossed Europe on multiple trips, in their "Grey Goose", a Citroen. They shared an appreciation and love of art, culture, people, and food. They continued their spirit of adventure and love of travel with their two children taking family road trips across America each summer in a Volkswagen Camper.

Her daughter, Cynthia Lynn Brown, and son, Keith Harrison Brown, were her pride and joy. Her home was a place where neighbors, family, and friends were always welcome and loved. As she transitioned to end of life she was cared for in the comforts of her loving home, with her devoted son by her side. Her son in law, Morgan Lee McLemore shared her love of the Spurs, and the whole family watched and cheered them on, never missing an important game. She adored her Grandson, Morgan Eugene McLemore, and was a wonderful grandma.

Her role as a leader in education was noteworthy. She became a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Beta Chapter in 1970 and worked as a member for 51 years to promote professionalism and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. She served as President for two years and Treasurer for ten years.

In her career as an educator, she held positions in the Edgewood School District where she worked for 27 years from 1964-1991. She held positions as Elementary School Principal at Henry B. Gonzales, Roosevelt Elementary, Coronado Elementary, Winston Elementary, Guerra Elementary, and Cenizo Park Elementary.

She is survived by her children Cynthia Lynn McLemore, son Keith Harrison Brown, son-in-law Morgan McLemore, and grandson Morgan Eugene McLemore. A memorial ceremony will be held at Trinity University's Parker Chapel on September 18th at 2pm, where masks will be required.

Published by Express-News on Sep. 12, 2021.
Trinity University’s Parker Chapel
Funeral services provided by:
Olinger Mortuary Service
Sponsored by Olinger Mortuary Service.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

2 Entries
Mrs. Brown was a principal in the Edgewood ISD during my beginning years as a teacher. My aunt, Maria Irene Ramirez, worked for her as a teacher at Cenizo Park Elementary, so I heard much about Mrs. Brown's professionalism and leadership from her, as well as from many others throughout the district. Later in 1975 when I joined Delta Kappa Beta I often interacted with her on Society committee work and always admired her. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in this time of sorrow.
Elvira Puig Barrera
September 18, 2021
Naomi and I were friends for many years through high school and until recently when Covid curtailed our monthly lunch get togethers with other Brackenridge friends. The four of us all turned 92 this year and enjoyed the times we could boast with pride about our children, grandchildren, and great grands and about times past. Naomi and Doyle were mine and my husband´s first landlords. We had just married when they left for Doyle to attend the Art Institute in Chicago. We rented their house and lived there until we bought a house. Many years later, my twin daughters met Doyle when they attended Lee High School and he was the Art teacher there. They always liked him so much and told me he was always talking about his beautiful wife. Besides being a wonderful friend, I will always remember how positive Naomi was and her sense of humor was there to enjoy. Rest In Peace my sweet friend. You will be sorely missed.
Frances Wilson
September 13, 2021
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 results