Carrie Ann Brown

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Hamilton, Colo., resident Carrie Ann Brown died April 18, 2003, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. She was 70.

Brown was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., to Harry and Evelyn (Stohl) Higgins, but spent most of her life on the Western Slope. She was raised and attended school in Meeker, graduating from Meeker High School in 1951. She married Charles E. Brown on Aug. 26, 1951. They lived in several places across the Western Slope, moving where Charlie's job as a district wildlife manager took them, raising five children and making many friends along the way.

For the last 30 years, they have lived near Craig -- 20 years in Maybell and the last five in their home near Hamilton.

Brown worked at Western United Realty in Craig for the last 25 years and had recently retired. She served on the Board of Realtors, spending one year as president. She was active in her community and belonged to Eastern Star and the Meeker Old-timers Club. She was a former member of the Jaycettes and worked many years with the Rainbow Girls.

Brown was selected as Craig's "Outstanding Woman of the Year" in 1968.

She enjoyed her family, her friends and her work.

Brown is survived by her husband, Charles E. Brown, of Hamilton; daughters Lecia (Craig) Davis, of Seattle, Wash., and Linnea (Dean) Stumpf, of Greeley; sons Chris (Judy) Brown, of Craig, Kent (Debora) Brown, of Aurora, Colo., and Lance Brown, of Craig; grandchildren Bret Davis, Dan and Dylan Brown, Mark and Matt Stumpf and Destiny, Issac and Hannah Brown; great-grandchildren Jacob, Alexander and Jadyn; mother, Evelyn Higgins, of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters Fern Chase, of Grand Junction, Lois Radcliff, of Fallon, Nev., and Peggy Oldland, of Grand Junction; and brother, Larry Higgins, of Farmington, N.M.

Services were April 22, 2003, at St. James Episcopal Church in Meeker with Father Stephen Samples officiating. The organist was Randy Cochron with "Tennesse Waltz," "Harbor Lights" and "Somewhere My Love" as the selections.

Honorary pallbearers were all Brown's many friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Board of Realtors scholarship fund in care of Grant Mortuary.

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