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Evelyn Fay Brown

November 28, 1932 - April 25, 2015

Viewing will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

Funeral will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Church of the Nazarene; 415 Holley Road; Sweet Home. Final burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Evelyn Brown, 82, of Sweet Home peacefully made her entrance into heaven on April 25, 2015 due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease, while she was surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on November 28, 1932 in Wessington, South Dakota to Eugene and Anna (Grauer) Hipp. Evelyn lived in Sweet Home throughout her childhood and adult life. She graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1951. Evelyn met the love of her life there, Billy Joe Brown, whom she later married on September 12, 1952. They were married 60 years. Billy Joe passed away in 2013.

Evelyn was a devoted housewife, doting mother of four girls, and a remarkable musician. She began her music ministry at an early age as a senior in high school, playing the piano and organ for the Evangelical Church. She joyfully taught piano lessons to many students over the years. Evelyn also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, spending time in her garden, and taking care of cattle on their farm.

She was a life member of Sweet Home Evangelical Church, Holley Grange, the American Legion, and a Quilters Group.

Survived by her daughters: Priscilla and Roger Barstad, Joleen and Larry Hannen, and Shari and Mike Peterson. She was blessed with seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Brown; daughter, Nancy Oar; brothers, Eugene, Erick, Elmer, and Melvin; sisters, Selma and Ilene; and her mother and father; Eugene and Anna Hipp.

Viewing will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

Funeral will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Church of the Nazarene; 415 Holley Road; Sweet Home. Final burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.