Brown, Viola (Cole) (May 21, 1872 - September 26, 1951)



Douglas Budget - September 27, 1951

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 for Mrs. C.O. Brown, who died last evening at 7:00 at Memorial hospital. The services will be held at the First Methodist church with Rev. A. Thomas Hurley officiating, and burial will be in Douglas Park cemetery. Mrs. Brown had been ill for several weeks.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Dunlavey of LaJunta, Colo., Mrs. Jay Speers of Casper, and Mrs. Glen Preston of Lyons, Neb.; two brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Brown came to Douglas from Nebraska with her husband more than 45 years ago and had resided here ever since. She was a highly respected member of the community and was a member of the First Methodist church and Order of Eastern Star. Last May 1, Judge and Mrs. Brown celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

A complete obituary will appear next week in the Budge.


Mrs. C.O. Brown

Douglas Budget - September 26, 1951

Viola Cole was born May 21, 1872, the daughter of H.W. and Susan Cole, and died September 26, 1951. She went with her parents in early childhood to Wilbur, Nebr., and later to Lincoln, Nebr. She was married to C.O. Brown May 1, 1901, in Lincoln, Nebr., and went with him to Burwell, Garfield County, Nebr., where he had established a law practice. In 1907 she and her husband came to Douglas, Wyo., where she has lived since that time. Three daughters were born to that marriage, Cleone, Eileen and Wilma. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Cleone Dunlavy of LaJunta, Colo., Eileen Spears of Evansville, Wyo., Wilma Preston of Lyons, Nebr.; two sisters, Mrs. L.W. Keenan of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. F.C. Tuney of Portland, Ore.; two brothers, H.W. Cole of Portland, Ore., C.C. Cole of Palisade, Nebr.; eight grandchildren and a host of friends.

Mrs. Brown was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church, and a member of the Eastern Star.


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