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Frances Dorine

(Ayris) Brown

Frances Dorine (Ayris) Brown, 85, of Gold Hill, Ore., passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. She was born on August 2, 1925, in McCloud, Calif., to Frank and Elsie Ayris. Frances graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1943.

On March 9, 1946, Frances married Byron E. Brown, in Reno, Nev. She was a librarian in Gold Hill, and a library assistant in Ashland. Frances enjoyed researching her family's history and visiting family. She held the office of Gold Hill Mayor, was a councilwoman, and Rogue Valley Genealogical Society.

Frances is survived by her son, Ron Brown, of Gold Hill, Ore.; daughters, Teresa Lovelace, of Shelley, Idaho, Trudy Lounsbury, of Sisters, Ore., Roberta Sletten, of Gold Hill, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996, Byron Brown; and sister, Lucille Dragoo.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011, at 12:00 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 110 W. Linn Rd., Eagle Point, Ore. Frances will then be laid to rest at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.