BROWN, Barbara

Barbara Brown

It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Mother, Barbara Brown (nee Poffenroth) at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on May 29, 2018 at the age of 76. Barbara was born on October 12, 1941 to Peter & Mina Poffenroth. Barbara attended school in Allingham, then finished high school in Torrington Alberta. She was active in the Trinity Lutheran Church, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School. After graduation, she worked at the Royal Bank in Didsbury. In 1960 she met the love of her life Allan Brown, they were married in 1961. She moved to the family farm with Allan, where they raised 2 children Pamela & Lee. In 1994 they left the farm and moved to an acreage near Olds. Barb continued to garden and bake. Barb and Allan loved to spend time in the mountains. She was always baking and cooking to share with family and friends. She was always available to take care of her 7 grandchildren. In 2014, Mom & Dad moved to Olds. Mom was Dad’s primary caregiver until he passed away in 2017. After Dad’s passing, she attended St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Olds, joined a yoga class, and spent time with life long friends. Barbara devoted her life to her family. She was the foundation of our family. She will be dearly missed by the many people who knew and loved her. Barbara leaves to mourn daughter Pamela (Dan), Emily, Shayla & Nathan, son Lee (Jeanne) Markayla, Kristina, Selena & Aliyah and Markayla’s sons Robert and James, great grandsons of Barb and special nephews Jamie, Peter & Johnny. A Celebration of Life was held on June 4th, 2018. In memory of Barb, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Association or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Olds. West View Funeral Services, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-556-6576.