Jean Eloise Crandall Brown

April 10, 1923January 8, 2013

Jean E. Brown

Jean Eloise (Crandall) Brown, 89, of NC, formerly of Martinsburg, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in Southern Pines, NC. Born April 10, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Oren Earl and Eugenia (McCutcheon) Crandall of Gauley Bridge, WV. She relocated in 1956 with her husband who was transferred from Charleston to establish the 167th Air National Guard in Martinsburg. Jean earned her teaching degree from the West Virginia Institute of Technology, and her Masters in Library Science from Shepherd College. She was the librarian at North Middle School from its opening until her retirement in 1984. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. James Edward Brown, her sister, Marianna Burke, and a grandson, Matthew Richard Ring. She is survived by her son, James Richard Brown, and his wife Tempe; her daughter, Rebecca Lynn Ring, and her husband Nelson; two grandchildren, Charl Lynn Snodgress, and husband Harold, and Timothy Cleve Shoemaker, and his wife Emily; and great-grandchildren, Michelle, Katie, Ryan, and Tom Snodgress, Tonya and Eric Shoemaker; two brothers, William O. Crandall, and his wife Carol, and Dr. Richard E. Crandall, and his wife Jean. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 6-8 PM, Friday, January 11, 2013 at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Graveside Services will be 10 AM Saturday in Rosedale Cemetery. Jean was a faithful and generous supporter of the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission and the First Baptist Church for many years. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to either of these organizations. Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 12, 2013

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C. Dennis (Denny) & Susie Brown

August 15, 2013

Becky and Jim: I just discovered this today while researching family history. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Distance and the complexities of everyday life make it far too easy to lose touch with loved ones. Although we had not communicated in over 12 years, I have not forgotten what a kind and caring Aunt your mother was to me. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and may the Peace of Christ be with you now and forever.

January 15, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Jean was the librarian at North Middle when I was a student there and also knew her from 1st Baptist Church. My husband was in the 167th with Colonel Brown. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Barb (Smith) and Charlie Sheppard

Tim and Emily Shoemaker

January 13, 2013

We will always remember the Holy Bible sitting on Great-Granny Jean's coffee table every time we visited with her. It not only always remained there, but she always lived it out for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sadly missed and deeply loved,
Tim, Emily, Tonya, and Eric Shoemaker

Tina and Dave Pendleton

January 11, 2013

Aunt Becky and Uncle Nelson:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. We are thinking of you.....
Dave and Tina

Barbie Neal

January 10, 2013

Becky and Jim, my condolences and prayers to you on the loss of a dear, life long family friend. I will always have such fond memories of Jean. She was such a sweet, wonderful lady.
Barbie Neal