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February 20, 1932 - April 24, 2018
Burial Date: May 7, 2018
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Donna Brown to HopeWest Hospice, 725 S. 4th Street, Montrose, Co. 81401. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Montrose United Methodist Church in Montrose, with a reception to follow. A private family inurnment will follow the reception at Cedar Cemetery in Montrose.
Donna Leah Brown
February 20, 1932 ~ April 24, 2018
Donna Leah Lukas Brown was born February 20, 1932 to Stein and Gladys (Baker) Lukas in Pauline, Nebraska. Donna spent her childhood in Pauline and graduated at Blue Hill High School in Blue Hill, Nebraska. She then taught two years in country school, first thru eighth grades. Donna married LaMoine Gene Brown 66 years ago on August 12, 1951 at the United Methodist Church in Pauline, Nebraska. Two children, Rita Marlene and Robert LaMoine were born in Pauline. The family moved to Montrose, Colorado in 1956.
Donna kept busy taking care of the family home. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Choir in Montrose, the Kappa Phi Sorority and the Kappa Phi Notes. She taught Sunday school classes at the church for more than 30 years. Donna, after the children were in school, became employed as a legal secretary for 11 years, and for 18 years as an Administrative Assistant for Western Area Power Administration. She loved to read and enjoyed working in her yard and garden, especially her rose garden, traveling, and spending time with family.
Surviving family members include her husband, LaMoine Gene Brown, a son Robert LaMoine (Sandy) Brown of Windsor, Colorado; daughter, Rita Marlene Brown Kitzmiller of Montrose; brothers, Charles (Karen) Lukas of Hershey, Nebraska; Larry (Chandra) Lukas of Lincoln, Nebraska; one granddaughter, Dr. Jessica Marlene Brown (Dr. Dan Shackelford) of Pewakee, Wisconsin. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Stein and Gladys Lukas; one sister Patty Lukas Muhleisen, on brother, John N. Lukas; two brothers-in-law Merle Brown and Ardene Muhleisen, one son-in-law, Gary D. Kitzmiller.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Donna Brown to HopeWest Hospice, 725 S. 4th Street, Montrose, Co. 81401. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Montrose United Methodist Church in Montrose, with a reception to follow. A private family inurnment will follow the reception at Cedar Cemetery in Montrose. Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose is assisting the family.