Condolences for the Family of
Kathy Lynn Brown

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From: Crys and Kim Messer

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. Kathy will be greatly missed!

2/20/2021 7:46:39 AM

From: Jan Hutchison

Dear Shannon, The loss of a mother is so difficult. May your loving memories help your through your grieving. Kathy was a ray of sunshine at Clive Elementary School. She was the heart and soul, the go to person, the problem solver, and the organizer of all chaos. I loved her support in all the arts, her kindness/love to each and every student and staff member, her broad smile and her positivity. She will be missed. 🙏 and 💕

2/19/2021 6:55:01 PM

From: Vicki Hertko

It is hard to think about Kathy in any other way but the most compassionate person I’ve ever known. Her smile and kindness made everyone she was in contact with smile and gave them a better day. Her talent and her contribution along with Shannon’s added such beauty to St Mark special events like the annual advent by candlelight. Kathy loved her church and especially Christmas and opportunities to share her love. She will be missed by so many. She made all of our lives better.

2/19/2021 5:52:53 PM

From: Norman abs Paula Brown

Shannon, God never leaves our loved ones long enough for us. But ur mom was such an influence on so many lives! The Brown Family has lost an Angel. My husband was so close to ur Dad years ago ! He knows how happy ur folks are to reunite! Please know that we r here to be a support to u ! God Bless Little one!!! We love u. Ur cousins Norman and Paula Brown

2/19/2021 5:46:58 PM

From: Dr. O

Shannon and family, Kathy was THE face and heart of Clive Elementary School. She knew and welcomed every student and family. She was a huge advocate for those who needed extra support! Her legacy will live on forever in WDMCS! Heaven has a new angel in the choir. Peace and caring to al of you. Les and Barbara

2/19/2021 3:31:50 PM

From: Charles Lauritsen

Shannon, Family & Friends, I wanted to express my condolences to you all on the passing of Kathy. I will always remember her as the ‘go to’ leader at Clive School. If a parent (like me) needed to know how to get help from the right person, she was the one we could depend on for direction. I will always remember her happy nature and commitment to her work. She and Duane shared that desire for excellence in education. I will always cherish how she looked out for my kids while they were at Clive. I know there is peace in heaven for her. Stay strong and safe, Chuck Lauritsen VHS

2/19/2021 11:23:27 AM

From: Nabil and Judy Chamat

Dear Shannon, Betty, and the Drustrup Family, Our deepest sympathy to you in Kathy’s passing. We knew her as the welcoming smile of Clive Elementary. Our entire family was fortunate to see her at the 2019 Festival of Trees; of course, she called us by name and her smile brought back happy memories of Clive Elementary. We will always remember Kathy and Duane; they were both such beautiful people. May the happy memories of your times together carry you through the days ahead. “Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time.” -Goethe. Our deepest sympathy to you all, Nabil, Judy, and Natalie Chamat/Costa Chamat and Family

2/19/2021 8:03:06 AM

From: The Isley Family

Kathy and her bright smile were the face of Clive School. She was often the first one to greet kids and guests. She knew all the kids and their parents! Our sympathy and prayers to all who knew and loved her.

2/18/2021 1:33:09 PM

From: Jo Richards

Shannon, I was saddened to hear that Kathy passed away. It was truly a pleasure knowing and working with her (and Duane). Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort.

2/18/2021 12:08:44 PM

From: Diane Breckenridge

My sympathy to you in Kathy’s passing. I remember her positive attitude and constant smile. She and Duane were such positive members of the WDM Schools. God bless.

2/18/2021 10:08:34 AM

From: Paula Johnson

Sending healing and caring thoughts to all the family.

2/18/2021 9:33:17 AM


I truly enjoyed Kathy. She was a wonderful, caring person who brought sunshine into every room. I will miss her. Praying for you, Shannon.

2/18/2021 9:02:58 AM

From: Mary Ellen Lesher

Dear Shannnon, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. It was always a happy time to see the two of you out and about together. You were a great Mom and Daughter team. I spent some time going through my hymnal this evening reading some hymns I thought Kathy might have enjoyed singing. One had these thoughts: Though He giveth or He taketh, God his children ne'er forsaketh. His the loving purpose solely to preserve them pure and holy. Your Mom's love and spirit will live in your heart always, my dear. God's Peace, Mary Ellen

2/17/2021 9:45:03 PM

From: Heidi Zwick

I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Brown from Clive Elementary. I left Clive as a sixth grader in 1993. In 2006, my sister and I stopped by because we wanted to check out the remodel. We walked in the front office and Mrs. Brown greeted us both by name, without hesitation. She was such a kind woman who always made you feel welcome.

2/17/2021 9:09:07 PM

From: Jean Lynch

Shannon, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Kathy was a wonderful and kind person. Her caring ways and positive attitude were contagious. Cherish the many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

2/17/2021 6:31:33 PM

From: Don Buhler

Shannon - I have to echo what Ed said. Wonderful memories fill my mind and heart of the Brown Family many years ago. It is amazing how one year of influence from your family in Stafford gave a 1st year band director the confidence he needed to keep going. I am smiling just thinking about Kathy and Duane being together again. Take care of yourself and remember we all love you.

2/17/2021 4:21:37 PM

From: Ed Bartley

Shannon:: I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother., memories fill my mind and heart of our closeness many years ago.. please know you are in my daily prayers.. such love and kindness is directed to you as you travel this journey and mourn Kathy’s passing.. Gods going to take good care of each of you and I know she is giving great hugs 🤗 to your Dad.. God Bless the Browns..

2/17/2021 1:44:38 PM

From: Kay/gene Clark

So sorry for your loss We had fun at valley band Thinking of you

2/17/2021 1:20:02 PM

From: Marilyn Coleman

I’m so very sorry for your loss! What an extraordinary woman ... so loved and so loving💕 Our world was a better place with her in it!

2/17/2021 12:30:01 PM

From: Suzanne K Torkelson

Shannon and family, I cannot tell you how Kathy has helped me with her kind and sympathetic ear whenever I was down. What a testament to a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed.

2/17/2021 10:37:32 AM

From: Dena Forret

Shannon, I am saddened by the loss of your mother. Please know I have been thinking and praying for you and Kathy. She was such a kind woman and you were a devoted daughter. Blessings and peace to you and your family during this difficult time.

2/16/2021 7:35:28 PM

From: Pam & Metz

Shannon, Betty, Drustrup’s & family, Our hearts are sad for your loss and so glad to know Kathy. She brought so much happiness to us and was so genuine expressing love. She was our very special Kathy,always a smile. Our sympathy to all! Pam & Metz

2/16/2021 4:48:01 PM

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