Carolyn Wood Brown

January 6, 1937October 30, 2018

It is with great sorrow that the family of Carolyn Wood Brown announces her passing on October 30, 2018. She was born January 6, 1937, and was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn and Perry Wood; her sister, Jean McWhorter (Dale); and her husband of 59 years, Dr. Richard Evans Brown Sr. Carolyn graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1955, and attended the University of Alabama, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Married in 1957, she was a devoted wife and loving mother to three boys. Carolyn loved the beach and spending time with her family. She was an active member of the St. James United Methodist Church and the Stanley Frazer Sunday School Class. She was a longtime member of the Wisteria Garden Club. Survivors include her three sons, Richard E. “Rick” Brown Jr. (Michele), Randal W. Brown Sr. (Carol), Rodney C. Brown (Deanie); five grandchildren – Evans Brown, Bailey Brown, Randal Brown Jr., Taylor Brown and Elizabeth Anne Brown; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. James United Methodist Church Building Fund, 9045 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, Alabama 36064. Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 am at St. James United Methodist Church. Celebration of Life Service will begin at 10:00 am with burial at Alabama Heritage Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 2, 2018

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Gwen York

November 2, 2018

Carolyn & Richard were wonderful friends to me and Ed, my late husband. We met in 2000 at Perdido Place which is a condominium in Orange Beach. We had bought condos and Richard & I were officers on the first board and for many more years. With five people, 2 women and 3 men, on a "first" was "All chief's and no "laborer's"!! It took some doings to get things to be smooth instead of going off in all directions! After about six months we finally melded, with Carolyn's help in soothing Richard, we got down to business and became a really good board. It was a good thing because in 2004 hurricane Ivan arrived and our condos were inhabitable for six months. We all pulled together and survived!

I liked Carolyn from the first time I met her. She was always a lady, but she could "lay down" the law. I imagine she had lots of practice raising three sons!

Ed & I had a lot of fun going out to eat with Richard & Carolyn. Many times we all ate together at their condo or ours. Carolyn was an excellent cook, and made it look so easy! And I liked to cook (back then) too!

We were friends with all 44 condo owners and enjoyed our "Friday Night get-to-gather" Everyone brought their beverages-of-choice and and hors d' oeuvres and sat around our pool and talked for hours. Our comradery was so much fun for all!

At least 16 or more owners have died by now. But...such good memories... It was such a lovely time..... AND I'm thankful to have had Carolyn and Richard for friends.

Rest In Peace, sweet friends❤️