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Phyllis "Bev" Brown
(May 2, 1927 - December 9, 2013)

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Phyllis “Bev” Brown, 86 died on December 9, 2013 in Astoria, Oregon. Bev was born May 2, 1927 in Redmond, Oregon to Norman and Marion Croghan. She graduated from Redmond High School in 1945, attended Secretarial School in Portland while working at the Paramount Theater. On September 6, 1947 Bev married Jack Brown, her childhood sweetheart and best friend. Bev raised five children while Jack served with the Army during the Korean War, attended college and began his teaching career. She started her career with US Bank in 1966 as a teller and retired as Branch Manager of the Warrenton Branch. Bev and Jack moved to Eagle Crest in 2000. They golfed whenever they could, enjoying their retirement together. Bev’s interests were many. She enjoyed golf, travel, and tole painting. Her children and grandchildren were recipients of the many quilts she enjoyed making. Bev was a founding member of the School House Quilt Guild in Astoria and was also a member of the Ridge Rippers of Eagle Crest. Her travels took her too many parts of the US, Canada and abroad along with cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Bev is survived by two sons and three daughters– Barry Brown (Lana) of McMinnville, OR; Craig Brown (Lorraine) of Warrenton, OR; Linda Pinkstaff (Keith) of Astoria, OR; Cheryl Miehe (David) and Marcia Gleason (Dennis) of Warrenton, OR; 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; granddaughter, Julie; as well as her brother, Clement “Speed” Croghan and sisters, Norma Miller and Dorothy Hyatt. Graveside services were held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery in Redmond, OR on Wednesday, December 18th at 2:00PM. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Astoria Elks Lodge on Saturday, January 18th from 1PM until 4PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Julie Brown Memorial, in care of the Ocean Beach Education Foundation, PO Box 1377, Long Beach, WA, 98631; The American Diabetes Association; The Alzheimer’s Association; The MS Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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