Deloris Mae (Becker) Brown, 79, of Stanley, passed away into the hands of the Lord on January 27, 2012, after a courageous battle with lung cancer with her family by her side.
Deloris was born June 11, 1932, in Carrington, N.D. to John and Inez (Davis) Becker. She graduated from Sykeston High School in 1950 and received a teacher’s certificate from Valley City State College. Deloris was united in marriage on June 17, 1952, in Sykeston, N.D. to Richard Brown and they spent the next 60 years together.
She lived a simple life and mostly enjoyed visiting and playing cards with her family and friends. She also enjoyed bowling, bingo, dancing, cards, sporting events, aquatics, collecting antiques and traveling. Deloris taught in a country school for two years. After marrying, she worked alongside her husband farming, operating Brown’s Bar in Sykeston and managing the American Legion Club in Stanley. Deloris also worked for MDU and for many years as an eligibility worker for Mountrail County Social Services. In her spare time, she was a bus driver for Stanley Public Schools. She was a faithful member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Stanley. She lived in Sykeston area until 1971 and then resided in Stanley, ND for her remaining life.
Deloris was a devoted wife, a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and a special friend to many. She valued her family and friends. She was open hearted, kind spirited and very giving. Her door was always open to everyone. She was an excellent cook and a very hard worker.
Deloris was loved by many and will be truly missed.
Survivors include: her husband, Richard Brown, of Stanley, ND; her daughters, Paulette (Steve) Streitz of Minot, ND, Pam (Lanny) Johnson of Minot, ND, Peggy (Jim) Rudick of Port Orchard, WA, Jean (Wayne) Law of Hillsboro, OR, Joan (Kim) Hollekim of Stanley, ND, and Becky (Darren) Bentow of Glyndon, MN; her sons, Bob Brown of Bottineau, ND and Jay Brown of Berthold, ND; her grandchildren, Sarah Streitz, Kevin (Sarah) Streitz, Brian (Becky) Streitz, Lisa (Pete) Schlater, David (Laurie) Randall, Christy Randall, Kyle Law, Karissa Law, Ashley Lystad, Brooke (Seth) Wisthoff, Dustin Bentow, Amy Bentow, Chad Brown, Chris Brown, and Josh Brown; and nine great grandchildren; sisters, Ethel Weippert, Carol (John) Manley, and Pat (Tony) Bachmeier all of Carrington,N.D; her brother, John (Millie) Becker of Bremerton, Wa.
Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, her sons Curtis and Chad Brown, and her daughter-in-law Hope Brown.
Funeral: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Stanley, ND.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Stanley,ND.
Visitation: Monday, January 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Springan Funeral Home, Stanley, ND
Vigil Prayer Service: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Stanley, ND.