Bert Brown died June 4 at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento. She was 88.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m., Friday, June 6, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 7, at Penn Valley Community Church. The Rev. Tom Gregoire will officiate. Burial will follow immediately after the services at Penn Valley Cemetery, and a reception will follow at Penn Valley Community Church.

Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Rupert, Idaho. She married Melvin Brown on Sept. 10, 1939. She was a loving wife and mother, a Sunday School teacher, and taught 4-H clubs sewing and cooking. She was a member of Penn Valley Community Church and of the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce. When her children were young there was always a house full of kids. She was a great cook and loved to take care of her family.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Melvin Brown; children Sandra, Lee, and Barbara Brown; grandchildren Richard Koster, Ronald Koster, Randy Koster, Ken Koster, Kelly Lapham, Melinda Brown, Jennie Grove, Rob Graham, Wendy Graham, and Carey Lazuka, and great-grandchildren Shawnee, Catelyn, Michael, Kay, Billy, Justin, Clint, BreeAnna, Jordan, Travis, Colby, T-Roy, Geralee, Jolena, Shelby, Dakota, Trever, Cassidy, Andrew and Auston.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Walter, Cail, and Roland, and sister, Cecil.

Memorial contributions may be made to Penn Valley Community Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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