Rodona Maxine Brown

June 12, 1929January 25, 2021

Rodona Maxine Brown, 91, of San Diego, CA, passed away of cancer on January 25, 2021 at BonitaView Home.

She was born June 12, 1929 in Marion County, Indiana on a small farm, the daughter of late Curnell John and Mary Aline Stewart. She was the eldest daughter of five siblings.

Her family moved from Indiana to Holtville, CA in 1945 where she met Arlie Brown and was married on December 3, 1948 and started a family. The growing family moved to San Diego, CA in 1963.

She is survived by her daughter, Janeen Brown Jackson and sons Michael Brown, Richard Brown and Kenneth Brown. Her husband Arlie Brown and son Wesley Brown preceded her in death. She is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren, multiple great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Her faith was in Jesus and she never wavered, she served him her entire life. God blessed her with the gifts of a forgiving nature, loving unconditionally, the ability to never utter an unkind word or complain, then he added a large dose of stubbornness. She raised five children on a budget and never showed her struggles. A dedicated mother and wife she devoted herself to her family. Her generosity, huge heart, strength, and grace will never be forgotten, and she was always there for anybody at any time. She will be missed every day.

She will be laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery with her husband Arlie Brown and son Wesley Brown, where she can be visited beginning February 2, 2021.

Due to COVID restrictions there will be no service, but the family will be gathering at the graveside at 11am on February 2, 2021.


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Dee Ann Boatman

February 18, 2021

Always had happy memories of our family time with the Brown family. I remember Rodona would always say after supper that it was Bridget’s night off(her pretend maid) so we had to clean up the kitchen ourselves. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dee Ann Boren Boatman

Dale Boren

February 18, 2021

Our family spent lots of time with the brown family, always had lots of fun. Rodona was soft spoken and easy to visit with. Sorry for your loss.
Dale, krista boren
Mona boren

Brenda Garber

January 29, 2021

I met Radona many years ago in Florence, Oregon when she had come to visit her daughter, Janeen Jackson. I had the privilege of spending time with Radona, getting to know her sweet spirit, admiring her strength and having many conversations with her as I was able to do her hair when she was in Florence. A year and a half ago, I was injured while visiting San Diego and she graciously opened her home to me until I could reschedule my flight the following day. She was extremely gracious, caring and giving.