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CHARLOTTE BROWN


1945 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
CHARLOTTE BROWN Obituary
CHARLOTTE BROWN Charlotte Ethelyn Brown (nee Pepple), of Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the age of 72. Charlotte was born December 17, 1945, to Elzie and Ethelyn Pepple, in Houston, Texas. She grew up as the eldest of three and graduated from Wessington Springs High School, South Dakota. In 1965, she married her high school sweetheart, Wayne Brown. They moved several times in order to attend various schools in pursuit of their respective degrees. In 1968, Charlotte graduated from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. To their great joy, son, Timothy, arrived in 1971, and daughter, Stacie, in 1975. Charlotte loved teaching and returned to school earning her Master of Arts in Education in 1999. This allowed her to pursue another passion in education, which was mentoring other teachers. Cooking, especially for friends and family was something she greatly enjoyed and her family dinners were a cornerstone of her family's lives. She was an organizing and decorating guru and always kept a beautiful home. Seeing and helping others came as second nature to her. She was gifted with the ability to see or anticipate the needs of others, often before others knew that the needs existed. Charlotte always cherished the time she had with her family, including her children and their spouses, her sister and brother and their spouses, and her nieces and nephews. She especially loved spending time with her five grandchildren in any way she could. She would bathe the small ones, bake with the older ones, read with them, or just hold them. The church community was extremely important to Charlotte throughout her life. She was a member of Desert Spring United Methodist Church in Las Vegas, and served in many capacities over the years, culminating in the chairmanship of the Missions Committee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elzie and Ethelyn. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Rev. Wayne Darel Brown; her son, Timothy Scott (Dawn) Brown; her daughter, Stacie Jo (James) Mahoney; her sister, Ruth (Harley) Reile; brother, Daniel (Carol) Pepple; sister-in-law, Yvonne (Erwin) Kiemele; and beloved grandchildren, Timothy, Tayleigh, Olivia, Elizabeth and Ashley. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; maternal uncle, Edward (Mary Ann) Coombs; and numerous cousins. Viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas. Charlotte's memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17, at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 Pavillion Center, in Las Vegas. Fellowship luncheon will follow. For those unable to attend the memorial, the service will be streamed over the Internet for remote viewing at desertspringchurch.com. The family is grateful for the condolences, and requests memorials to the church to be designated at a later date.
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