Helen Joan Brown, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
She was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Hammond, Ind., to Tom and Helen (Latham) Nicholson. She graduated from high school in Hammond. She attended the University of Illinois. She married Warren Brown on Jan. 13, 1945, in Warrensburg, Mo. They moved to Whiting, Ind., where she was self-employed as a tax preparer. They were longtime seasonal residents of Brainerd and permanent residents for the last five years.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Patricia Chmielek, Whiting; four sons, Douglas Brown, St. Paul, Kevin Brown, Butte, Mont., Nelson Brown, Eden Prairie, and Jeffrey Brown, Baxter; and four grandchildren.
Her parents and a brother died earlier.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter with a eulogy at 7 p.m.
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