OBITUARY

Alice "Colleen" Brown

August 4, 1934February 20, 2019

Alice “Colleen” Brown passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. She was a wonderful, fun-loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. Her love for life was contagious and her ornery ways carried her through until the end.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Jerry E. Brown and many loved ones and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her children Randy (Becky), Jerry (Judy), Joe (Sue), Mark (Sharon), Betsy (Pat), and Greg (Sherry); ten grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of her wonderful life will be Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Mitchellville (200 2nd St NW, Mitchellville, IA 50169). A Private family burial will take place in the Mitchellville Cemetery.

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Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 23, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alice "Colleen" Brown

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Caroline Hernandez

February 22, 2019

We’ll all miss your funny spirit Aunt Colleen but Heaven just welcomed the life of the party! Wish I had one more chance to visit with you.

Brad Rhoads

February 22, 2019

Aunt Colleen You were Always such a Great person to talk to, You had such a wonderful whit about you. You were always a lot of fun at family reunions, You and uncle Jerry were such a great pair to grow up knowing. God Bless 🙏🌅

Betsy Hemping

February 22, 2019

Just wanted to add a photo.. this was her... always wishing for life, fun, hugs and peace.. love you Mom

Rebecca Meier

February 22, 2019

Becky Boo is what you always called me....I have lots of memories but those memories will be shared throughout our lives and Heaven received a glorious, kindhearted, ornery angel!
Give Grandpa & Grandma a kiss and hug for me and enjoy that wonderful reunion....Love you!

Megan Stephen

February 21, 2019

I'll miss you Aunt Colleen, the world lost a wonderful person, but heaven gained a sweet angel. I know you are celebrating with the rest of the family, give grandma and grandpa Johnson a kiss and hug from me. Love you always, Megan Wagging.

Debbi Brown Lambert

February 21, 2019

Oh how I will miss Aunt Colleen..... so many memories. ❤️ She called me Debatheen or Debbi Darlin’ like Grandma did. Always had hugs and hilarious stories. She was ornery for sure. She was loved and she will be missed.

Barbara Puetz

February 21, 2019

Dear Brown family, My condolences to your family. Your Mom leaves such wonderful, loving and fun filled memories. She had a delightful outlook on life that she gave to your family. I know you will all miss her presence in your lives every day. She shared her one sweet little girl with my family, who love her like their own. Thinking of you Betsy and all the Brown family. Love, Barb Puetz

doug matney

February 21, 2019

My Wonderful Aunt , Heaven received a Great Lady and Oh what a Family Reunion that's going on. You will be Missed by All of Us but Spread those Kisses around to Everyone

Lonnie & John Myklebust

February 21, 2019

Love & blessings to the family of Colleen. She was a local icon and know for her kindness, sincerity, dedication, laughter and a dash of orneriness. Mostly she was known for her love of her family...her love for you. Losing her is such sorrow, but the celebration of her life is so much about the larger than life memories of her impact on community, friends and family.

Betsy Hemping

February 21, 2019

My Mom was the best. Always there for a hug. She smiled through pain and tears and laughed.. she saw kindness in everything. The little things meant the most to her. A diamond ring didnt mean as much to her as a gumball ring from a child. Her love for life was shared with the world. And I hope heaven and mostly my Dad was ready.. I'm sure she ran through the gates yelling "WOO HOO LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED "

FROM THE FAMILY