Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Katherine Elizabeth Brown

    Katherine “Kay” Elizabeth (Hennes) Brown, mother of two daughters and wife of a loving husband, sadly passed away Feb. 19, 2014.
    Kay was born Jan. 9, 1950, to Leon Hennes and Marcia (Hruska) Hennes in New Prague, Minn. She spent the majority of her childhood in Redwood Falls, Minn., where she graduated from high school. She continued her education at Mankato State University.
    After graduating from college, Kay moved to Idaho where she met and married her husband, Dan, and raised their daughters, Marcy and Aly. She spent over 20 years as a speech therapist at Bellevue Elementary, improving the lives of many children. She also stood by her husband’s side during their 34-year marriage, while he farmed their ranch south of Bellevue.
    Kay is survived by husband Dan Brown; her daughters Marcy Brown and Aly Blackwell (Michael); her sisters Mary Rebstock (Lee) and Amy Pinto (Peter); and her brothers Bob Hennes (Diane) and Dan Puls (Margaret Kartak); her loving friend Karen Gosche (Jon); and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
     Kay was a wonderful mother and loved her daughters. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, quilting and collecting antiques. She was an amazing woman and friend to all. She was someone everyone went to for good advice.  She will be greatly missed.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the Bellevue Community Church. A graveside service and reception will follow.  
     Arrangements are provided by Wood River Chapel. You are invited to to leave of message of condolence, share a story or photo, or to light a candle.

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