Brown, Diane Marie (March 11, 1952 - June 28, 1988)

Diane Marie Brown

Douglas Budget - July 6, 1988

Funeral services for Diane Marie Brown, 36, were held Friday, July 1, at the First Baptist Church in Douglas with Pastor Ron Blain of the Douglas Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

She was born March 11, 1952 in Chicago, Ill. to William and Dorothy(Mattox) Sledd.

Early in her life she acknowledged the Jesus was Lord in her life and joined True Foundation Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. Her life was lived in a manner that won her love from those who knew her. She also was a devoted wife and mother, who will be deeply missed.

She was reared and educated in Chicago, graduating from the high school system of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois.

She was married to William Brown Jr. on June 20, 1970 in Chicago. Following their marriage they lived in Germany where William was serving in the United States Armed Services.

They returned to Chicago, where she worked for the Illinois Bell System for 14 years. She moved to Douglas on July 4, 1985 where she spent her time being a mother and housewife. She met a lot of friends in Wyoming who showed love and compassion to her and the family.

She died Tuesday, June 28, at 6:15 A.M. at the Converse County Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her devoted husband, William Brown Jr., daughter, Candace Brown, and son William Brown III all of Douglas; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Sledd of Chicago; seven sisters, Miss Camella Sledd, Miss Lanell Sledd and Miss LaVonne Sledd all of Chicago; Mrs. Barbara Gardner of Hazel Crest, Ill., Mrs. Lynnette Ward of Steger, Ill., Mrs. Yvonne Wingo of East Orange, N.J. and Miss Cammille Sledd of New York City; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie L. Mattox of Elberton, Georgia; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lottie Sledd of Oak Forest, Ill.; five sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends will mourn her passing.

Serving as pallbearers were Gordon Ward, John Bey, Lyle Ramsey, Kirk Nydahl, Sam Brown and Stanley Brown.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Wes Walton, Mike Ludwig, Pat Ott, Leroy Stout, Leonard Miller, Val Keiter, Chuck Dz-Cz, and all of her many other friends.

A memorial to the Converse County Hospice Program would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.


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