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Ethlyn Brown

Ethlyn Brown, of Portage, formerly of Plainwell and Vicksburg, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the age of 90. Ethlyn was born on November 29, 1931 in Kalamazoo, MI. She was the daughter of Roy and Gladys (Hawn) Miller. On January 4, 1949 Ethlyn married the love of her life, Jack Brown, together they had three children: Janet, Lois, and Bill. Ethlyn loved to play on golf and bowling leagues. She loved playing cards with anyone willing to play. Ethlyn and Jack have had a special friendship with Bud and Marilyn Bekken for over 70 years.

Ethlyn is survived by her three children: Janet (Warren) Wright, of Vicksburg; Lois (Derry) Sanford, of Vicksburg; Bill (Cindy) Brown, of Plainwell; six grandchildren: Laura, Doug (Chad), Thomas (Beth), Jacob (Bethany), Jodi (Dennis), Chad; 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ethlyn was preceded in death by her husband Jack Brown; parents; and brothers, Lester Miller and Gene Miller.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Helping Hands of Vicksburg.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Ethlyn’s guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Brown family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 409 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097. (269)649-1697

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Keeping Grandma Ethlyn in our prayers

Mike, Zack and Megan Jan 31 2022 1:02 PM

So sorry…remember going to your house for Brownies and to the lake and making camp stew….

Sue and Dick Gorton Jan 30 2022 10:43 PM

So sorry for your loss. Ethylyn was such a nice person always had a smile. She will certainly be missed.

Lynn and Sally Lukins Jan 30 2022 9:02 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time and sending our condolences. I remember having so many good times growing up in our neighborhood when our folks were close friends many years ago.

Bob & Linda Cooley Jan 30 2022 8:54 PM

Ethyln always seemed to make everyone smile. She always had a smile on her face and her laughter was contagious. We will plant at tree at one of her favorite places, Oak Shores Resort Campground.

Elaine, Steve and Ronda Jan 30 2022 8:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethlyn Brown

Tony and Linda Austin Jan 30 2022 8:43 AM

I always enjoyed our time together at the salon. So many fun stories. You will be missed.

Mandy Jan 30 2022 4:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethlyn Brown

Bill Robertson Jan 29 2022 10:43 PM

I have so many memories of growing up on Robert's Street. Evelyn and Jack were a part of many of them. I loved going across the street and visiting with them. RIP.

Dolly Austin Nicholson Jan 29 2022 10:12 PM

I love you Grandma you were the best Grandma we could of ever wanted. The memories will last forever. Give Grandpa a hug from me. RIP

Jodi Sanford Jan 29 2022 9:13 PM

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