Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Where have I been?

Patti Powell Brown
1951-2009

My mother died on May 21st.  This has been a very difficult time for me and my family. We are deep in the middle of grieving and healing, but I have a lot of wonderful memories of my mother that I look forward to sharing with you all.

The funeral service for Patti Brown, 57, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Enid, will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Watchhorn Chapel, Oklahoma City, with Revs. Wendy Lambert and Linda Brinkworth officiating. Burial will be in South Heights Cemetery, Sapulpa. Service is under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. A register book is available at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home for friends to sign.Patti was born on Nov. 13, 1951, in Tulsa to Jesse and Lucye Maxey Powell, and died Thursday, May 21, 2009, in Oklahoma City.Patti was raised in Sapulpa and graduated from Sapulpa High School. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in accounting. At the University of Oklahoma, Patti was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and Beta Gamma Sigma. In 1974, Patti married Gary L. Brown in Sapulpa. Patti was a certified public accountant and worked in the Tulsa office of Arthur Andersen and Co. She later moved to Enid, where she was in private practice until four years ago. Patti was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Enid and served on the board of deacons. She was a member of PEO, Chapter Q, and served as president. She also was a member of Junior Welfare League, served on the board of directors of Enid Public School Foundation and was treasurer of Enid Food 4 Kids.Patti is survived by three daughters, Amy and husband, Dillon Curran, of Oklahoma City, Tracy and husband, Tim Dowell, of Oklahoma City and Mary Brown and fiance, Joel Siria, of Norman; grandchildren, John Adam, Nathan, Jesse and Charlie; and two brothers, Steve Powell of Tulsa and Bill Powell of Sapulpa. Patti was preceded in death by her parents.Memorials may be made to the deacons fund of First Presbyterian Church with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.Condolences may be made to the family online at brown-cummings.com.(Paid Obit 5-25-1)
Published in The Enid News & Eagle from 5/24/2009 - 5/26/2009

1 comment:

Heather Ratcliffe Busey said...

Amy, Your mom raised some pretty amazing children. I think you have taken so many of her positive traits and carried them with you as you've raised your boys. I will continually be impressed to watch you interact with your boys and how you make them the center of your life. You set an example for all of us, and I truly believe you got that from your own mom.