Gothenburg Resident: Dorothy E. Brown, age 89 (1925-2014)

Dorothy Eleanor Brown, 89, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died September 29th, 2014, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital in Gothenburg.
She was born August 20th, 1925, in Bertrand, Nebraska, daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Fish) Dyer.
Dorothy attended rural school near Bertrand until 5th grade when the family moved to Gothenburg. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1943. Dorothy married Rollie H. Brown on June 10th, 1944, at Philipsburg, Kansas; to this union four children were born - Louise, Leslie, Dan and Bonnie. Dorothy was a busy housewife and farmers helper. She cleaned houses for other people and prior to her marriage, she worked at Frenchy's Cafe. She belonged to the Sunny South Side Club for many years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Rollie H. Brown of Gothenburg; two daughters, Louise (David) Diehl of Huron, South Dakota; Bonnie (John) McCarthy of Lipan, Texas; two sons, Leslie (Diane) Brown of Gothenburg; Dan (Rebecca) Brown of Lincoln, Nebraska; 12 grandchildren, Todd, Mary, Lisa, Scott, Jason, Lloyd, Larry, Lynette, Leon, Craig, Crystal and Curtis; 22 great-grandchildren, Allie, Shawn, Tason, Kayla, Brandon, Shae, Amber, Ryan, Courtney, Sarah, Collin, Jake, Madison, Zachery, Carson, Archie, Sean, Oliver, Tyler, Cheyenne, Anna and Macy; one great great-granddaughter, Elizabeth; four brothers, Daryl (Margaret) Dyer, Donnie (Marean) Dyer, Dick (Sandra) Dyer, Bob (Judi) Dyer; five sisters, Marjorie Swearingen, Norma Venema, Marilyn (Art) Johnson, Carol Jean (Eldon) Wood, Judy Kay (Mike) Young; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Phyllis Hite.
Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S 70th St, Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68506 or Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138.
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