Floy Jean Brown
July 14, 1929 – June 18, 2020
Jean Brown was born July 14, 1929 to Charley and Wilhelmina Simmons, in Great Bend, Kansas. She passed away June 18, 2020 in Apache Junction, AZ at the age of 90.
Jean grew up in Great Bend and graduated from high school there. She married Douglas Leroy Brown in 1946. Douglas worked in the oil fields and Jean worked as a secretary. They moved to Venezuela, SA for 7 years to work with the oil company. After returning to the U.S. they moved out west to Phoenix Az where they lived for 35 ¹years. Jean was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Maryvale where all her children were confirmed. After retirement they moved to Leslie, Arkansas for 13 years and then to Silver City, NM for a four Years. For health reasons she moved back to AZ with family. Jean enjoyed sewing, travel and spending time with relatives and friends and playing cards.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, sister Joyce Southern, her husband Douglas and two of her sons, Dennis and Jan. She is survived by her son Joe Brown of Apache Junction, AZ, daughter Shannon Luton of Payson, Az and son Dean Brown of Phoenix, Az. 11 grand children, many great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. She will be laid to rest in Ft. BAYARD, NM next to her husband.
- Shannon Kay Luton, Daughter
- Joe Douglas Brown, Son
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Floy Jean Brown
July 7, 2020
I was little the last time we visited, but I remember riding in the car with Jan and Grandma Brown. April, Adam and I were in the back seat. April and Adam we’re playing with the cigarette lighter (using a strand of hair). Every time a chicken truck passed they would burn one and Grandma would exclaim how badly those trucks smelled. We all would laugh hysterically.
July 7, 2020
I was blessed to have such a wonderful woman for my Grandmother! Grandma I remember going to your house as a kid playing and laughing and visiting with family, you were always bringing all of us together. You thrived when you were surrounded by family, family gatherings were your happy place. I have always admired your grace and how you handled life with patients, love and understanding. You never wasted time worrying, you never had a negative thing to say about anyone and you never complained about anything. I also admired how adventurous you were. I will never forget that time we all went snow tubing and you didn't hesitate to go down the steepest hill with the huge ramp at the bottom. We all watched as you went flying one direction and the tube went another when you hit that ramp. We all thought you broke something but you hiked back up that hill and said it was fun. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you talks about what a beautiful person you are inside and out. You lived your life earning love and respect from others, an example that I will follow and do my best to live up to. You are so deeply loved and missed Grandma. Rest in Peace.
July 5, 2020
I have some cherished memories of both Grandma and Grandpa Brown. One of my fondest is when we visited them in Arkansas. Grandpa was entertaining us with his whistling like a train. It was awesome that he could make it sound just like a train. Grandma shelling peas and shucking corn for the feast she would prepare for us. They both went hiking with us in the wilderness near their home. Looking back, it's amazing how they kept right up with us young ones going up those steep hills. We all went together to explore the caverns as well. I remember that trip vividly like it was yesterday. The house they lived in had old newspapers on the walls and I do not remember the dates of them but I remember being amazed at that. It was the Olympic season and we would sit and watch the swimming, diving and gymnastics. Jan sat on the porch with us and as cars drove by in the dark trying to identify cars just by the sound they made. I remember just sitting there enjoying conversation getting to know a little more about a woman that was so generous and kind. She sent Christmas cards with sweet updates and messages, birthday cards the same way, and then when her health was failing felt she had to apologize for stopping the cards and messages. She was such a sweet soul. Even if I did not get to see, interact, or be a big part of her life she had a way of letting me know she loved me and was not lost or forgotten. I pray for all those that are struggling with her loss. Thank you for the fond memories Grandma I will cherish those hand written letters that I have saved over the years.
July 5, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very special woman and will be missed by all her family and friends.