Mildred Carrie Brown - December 19, 2009
Mildred Carrie Brown, age 92, homemaker and seamstress, passed away Dec. 19, 2009 in North Platte, Neb. She was born June 9, 1917 to Hymen and Elizabeth (Libbie) Wilkinson at Edison, Neb., graduated from North Platte High School in 1935, and moved to Grant, Neb. with her family after graduation.
She married Thomas Cartwright Brown on Sept. 27, 1938 in Grant. Four children were born to this union: Stanley Wayne, Larry Dean, Marvin Thomas, and Evelyn Ann.
Mildred and Tom moved to California during the war, then moved back to Grant in 1943 where Tom ran a welding shop. In 1952 they moved to Mildred’s family farm near Grant where they farmed until 1963.
Mildred and Tom joined the Peace Corps in 1967 and served two years in India where Mildred taught sewing to Indian women and helped run an English-speaking school which was named Brown Sewing School to honor her work. They returned and moved to Texas to help their son Stan and his family as he had learned he had multiple sclerosis.
Mildred did drapery sewing for an interior designer for 20 years in Austin. After Stan’s passing in 1999, Tom and Mildred moved to North Platte, Neb., to be near more of their family.
Mildred is survived by her three children: Larry and wife Karolyn, Marvin and wife Erdmut, and Evelyn; daughter-in-law Carolyn Brown; six grandchildren: Jeff, Lori, Mark, Kirsten, Lisa, and Lara; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Fern and husband Norm of Portland, Ore., and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Tom, her parents, son Stan, sisters Jesse and husband Chet, and Naomi and husband Carl, and brother Cecil.
She was known as a loving mother and grandmother and a member of the Methodist Church. Memorial services will be Jan. 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. (C.T.) at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte with the Rev. Dr. Charles L. Spence III officiating.
Inurnment will be 3. p.m. (M.T.) at the Fairview Cemetery near Grant. Cremation was chosen.
Memorials may be sent to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.