Evelyn Ruth Brown

February 28, 1925December 19, 2018

Evelyn “Evie” Ruth Brown, 93, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The daughter of the late William and Pauline Beckman, she attended Adams Grade School and graduated from Central High School in 1943. During World War II, she served as a SPAR in the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. For nearly 28 years, she was a receptionist at Aiken Clinic. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 82 and Brent Cooper’s “Memories of the KING” fan club. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela (Allen) Howe and Paula (Jim) Phillips, both of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Chad Howe of Fort Wayne, Kelli (Jason) Satterly of San Diego, Calif., and Billy Phillips of Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, Ella, Everett, and Jackson Satterly, all of San Diego, Calif. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronald “Brownie” Brown; two sons, William and Ron Brown; and three sisters, Patricia Carle, Pauline Fabian, and Mary Friend. She cherished her many friends and her experience with Honor Flight. We will miss her smiling presence and loving heart. At her request and by prearrangement, there will be no viewing or memorial service. She wished to be remembered for the good times when she was enjoying life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 4245 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, (46815), Women’s Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 420560, Washington, DC, (20042), Honor Flight NE Indiana, P.O. Box 5, Huntertown, (46748), or The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, 635 W. 7th St., Suite 104, Cincinnati, Ohio, (45203). For online condolences, please visit


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Ann Koselke Blodzinski

January 29, 2019

"Aunt Evelyn" was my pen pal for many many years. Being in the Air Force we shared the pride of women serving in the military. Best of all we shared my amazing grandpa and loved to talk about him. We never got to meet in person but shared so much on so many levels over the years. All my love and prayers to her daughters, Pam & Paula, and grandchildren that she told me so much about and shared photos of. I will always celebrate her life and know I have another great angel looking out for me and my family. Much love, Ann Koselke Blodzinski (With Mary Koselke Anderson, Cade Blodzinski and Cali Blodzinski)

Kayleen Reusser

December 29, 2018

Evelyn blessed me in many ways since I interviewed her about her World War II service in the Coast Guard a few years ago. She loved working at the Coast Guard Academy as a secretary. I never met a female so proud of her military service! Her story in my book, We Gave Our Best: American WWII Veterans Tell Their Stories, was a great addition. She wrote me many notes with beautiful handwriting, all of which I kept. The latest, inside a Christmas card, arrived just days before her death. I will always cherish her encouraging and appreciative words. God bless your family as you cope with your loss of this great lady.

Dawn Workman

December 25, 2018

Thinking of you in your time of grief. If I remember correctly your mother was quite a character. Hopefully those thoughts will help you endure.

Max Robison

December 24, 2018

Evelyn was a long time friend of mine when I was a pharmaceutical rep and called on the Aiken Clinic where she was a long time receptionist. After retirement I became involved with Honor Flight and she became one of our biggest supporters. We were proud to have her accompany us on a flight in 2011. She was a proud WWII veteran and never failed to attend the Memorial Day and Veterans Day parades along Parnell Avenue. The Honor Flight family will miss you very much Evie because you were so loyal to us.

Lane Flitcraft

December 23, 2018

Evie will always be in my thoughts as very caring and loving friend of our family, especially for her devotion to my mother. Heaven is receiving one of the kindest souls I've ever known.

Cheryl Kirchner

December 21, 2018

Evie and I met through Brent Coopers Memories of the King fan club.
She was so kind to me and I will always cherish our friendship we had.

Peggy Mathews

December 21, 2018

Evie and I became very special friends thru Brent cooper as fan club members it was a instant bond .between us I will cherished her friend ship forever R. I.P. My dear friend love you

Juli Berry

December 20, 2018

Pam and Paula,
I am so sorry for your loss. Evie was a dear and caring friend. We had so many good times and I truly enjoyed working with her for 30 years.
Her family was so important to her and she was so proud of all of you.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May you feel God's comfort in this difficult time.
Julia Berry

Christie Moody

December 20, 2018

Evelyn, was my grandmas, Charlotte Glassley, dear friend and a very close friend of our family. I remember getting to spend time with her at the lake when she would visit my grandma. We would go swimming and do puzzles. She was one of the sweetest people I've ever met. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.