Evelyn Abigail Brown
August 29, 1923 – November 19, 2020
Evelyn Abigail Brown, devoted mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, teacher, and consummate human being, passed away on November 19, 2020 at the age of ninety-seven. Born and raised in Chicago, Abby served as a role model for all the young women in her family as well as for the many young people whose lives she touched. A talented writer and teacher, she served as a faculty member on both the secondary and college level in Chicago. A trail blazer for school integration and very involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s, Abby marched with Martin Luther King in the 1965 March in Washington. A world traveler, Abby was one of the first Americans during the Cold War to visit the USSR (Russia) under a teaching program sponsored by the two countries. She was married to the love of her life, Bennett Brown, for over forty-three years until his untimely death. She was also predeceased by her older son Joel, lost at the age of 28 in a drowning accident, and by her beloved younger sister Natalie. She is survived by her devoted son Marty and daughter-in-law Pamela, her two grandchildren, Benjamin and Laura, her brother and sister-in-law, Daniel Wilson and Linda Kuehl, and by her nephews David and Michael Hoffman and their families, as well as Aaron, Leah, and Becca Harber. The world has lost an irreplaceable treasure who will be dearly missed by family and friends.