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Brown, Josephine

March 19, 1923 –
 November 14, 2021


Obituary of Josephine Brown

Josephine C. Brown went to be with Our Lord on Sunday, November 14, 2021 following a brief illness. Josephine (Jo), aged 98 years, was born on March 19th, 1923 in Washington County, Kansas as the 3rd of eight children to John and Rose Sedlacek.
Raised on a Kansas farm, Jo married “the love of my life”, Francis L. Brown, on June 19, 1946. They were married for 53 years and together reared 5 children. Following the death of Francis (1999), Jo met George Peeples at church. The two married in 2002 and remained married until his passing in 2016.
Jo’s children will attest she was a lifelong teacher. She first taught in a one-room rural school, then various Catholic parochial schools in Minnesota and Texas. She graduated from Texas Women’s University, earning her Texas teaching certification. Jo retired from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD following 16 years of dedicated service to her community. She was very proud that all three of her granddaughters are current teachers. “It skipped a generation”, she would laugh.
In retirement, Jo loved time with family and friends. She also enjoyed travels to The Holy Lands, Rome, Europe, Hawaii and other destinations. Until her age slowed her she was active as a docent for the Farmers Branch Historical Park, a volunteer delivering meals to elderly shut-ins and a member of the Catholic Daughters at her church. Jo loved The Church, and she prayed the rosary daily.
Jo is survived by her children, son Michael F. Brown and wife Susan, son Ronald G. Brown and wife Syble, daughter Carole J. Coffman, son Timothy P. Brown and wife Debbie, and daughter Susan M. Reynolds and husband Joe. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Three of her eight siblings are also living.
A viewing for immediate family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 Wednesday evening, November 17, 2021 at North Dallas Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Thursday, November 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmers Branch, Texas. A private interment will follow at Calvary Hill.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Senior Adult Services,

1000 S. Broadway, Carrollton, TX 75006.

For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.
If I go on living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. And I do not know which I shall choose.
I am caught between the two. I long to depart this life and be with Christ, [for] that is far better.
Philippians 1:21-23

    Mary A Dixon
    13 Oct 2022

    My condolences to all of you. Aunt Jo was an awesome Aunt and I have fond memories of our trips to Minnesota for vacation to visit. My prayers and heart felt sadness for you all.
    Mary Ann Sedlacek Dixon

    Yvonne Potter
    13 Oct 2022

    Beautiful Aunt Jo… I wish we could have lived closer so our families could have know each other better. I pray my dad, your brother Alvin, was waiting with outstretched arms to greet you in Heaven.
    My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

    13 Oct 2022

    Thoughts are with the family.

    We are grateful for Josephine sharing Tim with us at GMF.

    ** If anyone has additional information on how we might be able to donate to Senior Adult Services, sharing would be appreciated! **

    Searching from the information provided has not been fruitful.

    Rajesh Shukla
    13 Oct 2022

    So sorry for your loss Tim, My deepest condolences to you and family.

    13 Oct 2022

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you in this time of grief.

    David Fouse
    13 Oct 2022

    I just heard the news Tim.

    My deepest condolences on your loss to you and your family.

    Carli Koontz
    13 Oct 2022

    I am so grateful to have met Jo during the last months of her life when she came to live at The Monarch at Richardson. It way my honor to fetch her for exercise in the mornings. Her eyes would just light up when she saw me and she was always raring to go work out. I cannot thank her enough for the joy she gave me whenever she would tell someone I was “the best” and her “favorite.” If Jo taught me anything, it’s that life is worth living fully no matter your age.

    Barbara Ann Boardman
    13 Oct 2022

    Ronnie, I’m so sorry about the passing of your Mother. I always looked up to her knowing you and your family. We even shared letters when I was stationed in Germany as an Army Nurse. Her letter was an inspiration for tired eyes in the Gulf war. She was one of the most beautiful people that I hsve known. I think of her with deep graditude and snd affection.

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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