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Phyllis Brown, 65 - June 10, 2009


Phyllis C. Brown, 65, of Marquette died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at the Hospice House in Omaha.
Services were held on Monday, June 8, at Archer Zion United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rich and Joy Savage officiating. Burial took place at the Central City Cemetery.
Brown was born June 9, 1943, at Central City to Erven and Irene (Johnson) Jensen. She grew up at Central City and received her education there, graduating from Central City High School in 1961.
She was united in marriage to Larry D. Brown on March 18, 1962, at Central City. The couple resided west of Central City on the Bracken farm until 1975, when they moved to the home place.
During the years of raising their three sons, she was a committed wife and mother, and supported her husband’s farming efforts as well as tractor driving and irrigating, according to family members.
After her children were raised, Brown partnered with her friend, Sandy Ohlman, making crafts. They eventually opened the Ribbons, Roses, and Lace Tea Room. In 2005, she and her husband then moved to Turtle Beach.
Brown enjoyed her children and grandchildren as well as cooking and entertaining for others, said family members. She was known as a good friend who will be remembered for her smile and her faith in God.
?She was preceded in death by: her parents, Erven and Irene Jensen; an infant brother, Erven Jensen; father-in-law, Richard L. Brown.
?Survivors include: her husband, Larry Brown of Marquette; three sons and daughters-in-law—Kevin (Ann) Brown of Chapman, Brian (Kim) Brown of Central City, and Darrin (Leah) Brown of Archer; her mother-in-law, LaVonne Brown; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters—LaVonne (Rodney) Mason of Sacramento, CA, and Lois (Jerry) Johnson of Gothenburg; a brother-in-law, Dick (Sue) Brown of Central City; sister-in-law, Cheryl (Murray) Fowler of Hordville; an aunt, Margaret (Verl) Coon of Lincoln; uncle, Kenneth (Betty) Johnson of San Diego, CA, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials are suggested to Archer Zion United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wagnerfuneral.com.