Obituary of Arlene (Dolly) Brown |

Obituary of Arlene (Dolly) Brown

Arlene Brown

Arlene “Dolly” Angeline Brown passed peacefully in the early hours of June 29, 2015, at the Madison Valley Manor in Ennis, Mt.

Arlene was a devoted Christian and there is peace knowing she is with her savior, Jesus, reaping the joy of eternal life.

Arlene was born June 2, 1926 in Rockville, Minnesota. Growing up surrounded by many brothers and sisters, she was given the nickname of “Dolly” because of her petite stature.

As a young women working at a café in San Francisco, she met a handsome sailor, Harold Brown, and in April 1946, married him in Vancouver, Washington. When Harold enlisted in the Army, they traveled the world raising their sons.

In 1969 they made their home in Rough and Ready. Arlene was a member of First Baptist Church in Grass Valley and also attended Abundant Life Church. She volunteered for Hospice for many years.

In 2002, the Brown’s made one last move to Ennis, Montana. Arlene was a member of Madison Valley Baptist Church and Red Hats. She also volunteered at the Nearly New Shoppe.

Harold passed in 2010 after 64 years of marriage.

Arlene is survived by four sons, Tom (Patti) Brown of Grass Valley, Ken (Kathy) Brown of Placerville, Larry (Sandi) Brown of Ennis, and James (Joselyn) Brown of Rough and Ready. She had 10 grandchildren, Colleen, Amie, Carrie, Melissa, Charity, Wesley, James, Nicole, Hannah and Kurtis, as well as 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were held on July 25 with interment of Arlene’s ashes at Ennis Cemetery.

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