Brenda Lee Brown, 48, of Mendota died Sept. 2, 2012, in Amboy Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center after a long battle with cancer. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, with the Rev. David Tellinghuisen officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Saturday. She was born Oct. 26, 1963, in Mendota to Joe T. Brown and Frances Farmer Bierwirth. A graduate of Mendota High School, she worked as a beautician, certified nurse’s aide and a combine insurance adjuster. She also was employed at Ziggie’s Family Restaurant and HCC Inc., both in Mendota. She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Mendota. She is survived by her mother, Frances Bierwirth of Mendota; her father, Joe T. Brown of California; one brother, Harold R. Brown of Monrovia, Calif.; special friend Dennis Szymovicz; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Richard F. Bierwirth; and one sister, Mary Lois Bodycote. Memorials may be directed to the family.