Dec 102014

Catherine Brown     Catherine Della (Sayers) Brown, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great

grandmother and friend, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 o’clock this morning (Dec. 10) at the First Baptist Church, located at 411 N. Warren Ave. in Winslow. A viewing was planned from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow.

She was 101 years and 7 months old, and was born on May 7, 1913, in Kansas City, Kan., to Katie Metzger Sayers and Aerial Everett “Joe” Sayers. She was the oldest of five children.

Catherine was married to the love of her life, Carl Emmett Brown, on Aug. 31, 1935. They were married for 55 years.

She raised three daughters, Eva Mae Nelson and her husband J.G. of Winslow, Betty Jo Bozarth and her husband Ted of Bakersfield, Calif., and Carla Kay Beeson and her husband Mike of Winslow, and a daughter, Helen Jo Brown, who preceded her in death at her birth. Catherine also has eight grandchildren, Cathie Neal, Diane Garner (Mont), Jolene Nelson (Rusty), Tom Bozarth, Steven Bozarth (Kelli), Jeannie Jacobs (John), Carleen Walton (Doug) and Michael Beeson; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Brown; her daughter, Helen Jo Brown; her great-grandson, Hayden Michael Walton; her parents, Katie Sayers and Aerial “Joe” Sayers; her sisters, Eva Doll Cahill and Helen Blanche Brillhart; her brothers, Walter Joe Sayers and Joe Sayers; and her son-in-law, J.G. Nelson.

Catherine was a loving mother with a heart of gold with so much love and pride for her family and friends, and for her Lord, whom she knew helped to guide her daily life.

She loved her church activities, to sew and to work in her garden. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Winslow.

Catherine was beautiful inside and out; she was kind, gentle and generous.

She will always continue to live through her family and will truly be missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church, 411 N. Warren Ave., Winslow, Ariz. 86047, or to Hospice Compassus, 1000 N. Humphreys St., Suite 220, Flagstaff, Ariz. 86001.