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Obituary: Dorothy Mae Brown

Dorothy Mae Brown of Chino Valley, Ariz. was born on June 24, 1928, in Vici, Okla. She died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at her daughter Patricia's home in Chehalis, Wash.

Her father was Guy Boyd. Her mother was Eunice Smith Boyd. She is survived by three siblings, twin sister Doris Faye Brown of New Mexico, Edward Boyd of Colorado and Arlinda Nauman of Idaho. She had two other brothers who are deceased, Bill Boyd of Colorado and Kenneth Maris of Washington.

She was the wife of Willis Petty, Charles (JD) Brown and then Carrol Brown, all deceased.

Her children are Judson Brown and wife Kathy, Victoria Brown Kelly, Rebecca Brown Scroggins and husband Ray, all of Kingman, Ariz., and Patricia Petty Harris and husband Jack of Washington. Her son Michael Petty is deceased.

She is survived by 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company since 1956, mostly in the Prescott and Chino Valley area until she retired in June of 1981. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Dorothy Mae Brown was a rare and precious jewel, the like of which is seldom encountered in this world. She was a beautiful, modest, intelligent and gentle woman. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt and grandmother. Often, she was the friend of the friendless and the helper of those who had no help. Her language was the law of kindness and understanding, her nature both gracious and generous.

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. (Proverbs 31:10, 28-29)

A graveside service was Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at the Chino Valley Cemetery, 864 State Highway 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323.

Information provided by survivors.

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