Brenda Grace (Riffe) Brown

March 2, 1941March 20, 2021

Brenda Grace (Riffe) Brown, age 80, of Friendswood, Texas passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Brenda was born March 2, 1941 in Rome, Georgia.

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Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.


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Brenda Grace (Riffe) Brown

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Roger Stallings

April 8, 2021

Every day I spent with Brenda when we both taught at College of the Mainland in Texas City was a memory! Brenda was actually on the committee that hired me back in 1978. It was a long and wonderful ride.
One of my favorite memories was when I joined the Humanities Team and got to work side by side with Brenda. Up until then, I had always been in the Fine Arts Department. The President of the college, Larry Stanley, took the Humanities Team on a retreat to a Ropes Course (learning to problem solve and work as a team). What a memorable day that was. It just so happened I ended up in the group that consisted of me, Brenda and Jo Ann Pevoto. The three of us hung out all day together and shared much of our lives with each other as part of the exercise. After that day, we were inseparable friends. I will miss her more than anyone knows.

Steven Remollino

April 7, 2021

To the Family of Brenda Brown. . .

My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Brenda was one of my favorite instructors and, fortunately, I also had the privilege of working with her in the Humanities Department at College of the Mainland. She introduced me to many authors whom I had never read and works I would have never known about had I not taken her classes. She will be greatly missed.

Sandra Devall

April 6, 2021

Brenda was my choice of English teacher for my students for the many years we taught together.
When I first came to COM, Alex Pratt, Brenda and I team-taught a class that produced a quarterly magazine called “Firewheels” . Going to find them a remember those good times

Stacey Burleson

March 30, 2021

To my mentor and one of my best friends, you will be missed.

Kathye Bergin

March 28, 2021

First, my deepest condolences to Brenda’s daughters and her other family.

Brenda was a gifted teacher and much loved by generations of students at College of the Mainland. Her dry humor and her support when I joined the Humanities Team full-time made my transition so much easier. Her long and varied experience, after almost twenty-five years in the department and at the college, allowed me to make connections across campus that would have taken years otherwise.

I am grateful. She is missed.