OBITUARY

Marty Brown

October 18, 1934August 27, 2021

Martha June Miller Brown was born on October 18, 1934 in Jacksonville, FL and passed away August 27, 2021 at Pathways Hospice in Loveland, CO at the age of 86. “Marty” grew up in Macon, GA where she married Frank Douglas Brown of Leadville, CO on April 13, 1968. Doug and Marty met in the lift line while skiing at Squaw Valley, CA. They brightened each other’s lives for over 53 years. Marty is preceded in death by her parents, Laurel Armstrong and James Robert Miller, Sr. and her brother, James Robert Miller, Jr. Surviving her are her husband, Doug; a brother, Donald Kay (Frances) Miller of Macon, GA ; her children , Jeffrey (Brandy) Brown and Jenny (Chris) Wright, both of Fort Collins, CO; granddaughters, Anna Grace and Ava Jane Wright of Fort Collins, CO. Marty was a loving aunt to nieces, Donna Kay (Phil) McGoldrick, Dee Ann Geeslin, Paula (John) Pratt, Erika (Kevin)Watkins, Laurel Walker: nephews, Rob Miller, Kirk Miller, Jimmy (Sissy) Miller and numerous great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Beverly Jean Herbert and nephews, Brent (Elise) and Lon (Jenny) Herbert. In terms of education she was a teacher with an academic trail of coursework at Miller High School and Mercer University in Macon, GA; Mars Hill College in North Carolina; Baylor University in Waco, TX (BA degree): Carver School of Social Work in Kentucky (Masters degree); and UC Berkeley, CA (teaching certificate). She taught at elementary schools in Moraga, CA, and Denver, CO. Another highlight of her work life was serving as a civilian Recreation Director for US Army Service Clubs in Heidelberg and Karlsruhe, Germany. When she returned home she became the faculty advisor to female student organizations under the Dean of Students at Fresno State University. Music was a big part of Marty’s life, especially classical music. She loved to play the piano and attended operas performed in Europe. She was a passionate and accomplished gardener and she seldom missed an opportunity to plant flowering plants and bulbs or remove a pesky weed in her or anyone else’s garden . Marty delighted in traveling throughout the world with her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her adventurous spirit and the loving care she displayed in all her relationships. Many will remember her as the little old lady who dashed back and forth to Costco, Trader Joe’s and Tuesday Morning in her bright red 2000 Volvo C70 convertible. Marty will be deeply missed by her family and friends, especially Anna and Ava , who called her “Nanny.” A celebration of Marty’s life will be held at 1 PM, September 25, 2021 at Allnutt Funeral Services , 2100 North Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Pathways Hospice of Fort Collins, Tourette Association of America or the American Cancer Society.

  • FAMILY

  • Doug Brown, Husband
  • Donald Kay Miller (Frances), Brother
  • Jeffrey Brown (Brandy), Son
  • Jenny Wright (Chris), Daughter
  • Anna Grace Wright, Granddaughter
  • Ava Jane Wright, Granddaughter
  • Donna Kay McGoldrick (Phil), Niece
  • Dee Ann Geeslin, Niece
  • Paula Pratt (John), Niece
  • Erika Watkins (Kevin), Niece
  • Laurel Walker, Niece
  • Rob Miller, Nephew
  • Kirk Miller, Nephew
  • Jimmy Miller (Sissy), Nephew
  • Beverly Jean Herbert, Sister-in-law
  • Brent Herbert (Elise), Nephew
  • Lon Herbert (Jenny), Nephew
  • Numerous great nieces and nephews

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

Memories

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Debbie Cain

September 10, 2021

So many Brown/Cain memories: snowmobiling in Yellowstone, Waterford events, Christmas Eve neighborhood parties, Jenny and Kelly, Jeff and Peter—best friends, adopting Bobo the cat from SLC to Houston via Delta airlines (with Marty and cat in 1st class!) and so many Tree Farm Lane 8 years of love and fun. I will always cherish Marty and this family. God bless and keep them all! ( I hope Marty and Gigi are together having a little wine!)

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY