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Lona Allen Brown passed away October 23rd at her home in Hood River, Oregon at the age of 93. She was born February 17, 1918 in Shouns, Tennessee to Jim and Ida Allen. She married Charles Brown in 1933; they moved to Parkdale in 1959 and lived there for several years and then moved to Hood River. Charles passed away in 1991. She is survived by her children, Raymond Brown of Mountain City, Tennessee, Bud Brown of Mt. Hood, Oregon, Gene Brown of Mountain City, Tennessee, Helen Funderburk of Olympia, Washington and Patsy Paulin of Mt. Hood, Oregon; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter, Karen Brown; son, Ted; and grandson, Kenny Brown.
Lona had many friends and loved to cook and share with whoever was in need. She contributed to many charities. Her hobby was reading; she had hundreds of books and read each one. She recommitted her life to Christ before she passed, and is now in Heaven with her loved ones, where we will see her one day.
A Celebration of Life was held for Lona on October 26th, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Interment followed at 2:30 P.M. at The Upper Valley Cemetery of Parkdale, Oregon.
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