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Pauline Priscilla Carter Brown

Pauline Priscilla Carter Brown, 85, of Medford, Ore., passed away quietly on Friday, December 2, 2011. She was born February 17, 1926, to Clyde and Martha Carter, near Guymon, Okla., and lived in South East Colorado until she met and married her husband, Kenneth Lee Brown, in 1945. They married in San Francisco, Calif., while he was serving in the U.S. Marines.

In 1950, Pauline and Kenneth moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., and raised their family. She worked many years for Wright Glass Company as a bookkeeper. In her later years, she was a homemaker and loved walking in the Garden of the Gods near her home. Pauline was an accomplished painter and skilled quilter. She had a great passion for red and loved wearing red clothes, red lipstick and owning red cars. In 2004, she moved to Medford, Ore., to be closer to her sons.

She will always be remembered as a loving warm person who never knew a stranger. She opened her heart to people. She maintained a positive upbeat attitude throughout her life. She was a very unselfish, caring person who especially loved little children. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the love of her life. She was the rock of her family and dearly beloved.

Pauline is survived by two sons, Terence, of Corvallis, Ore., and Kelly (Judy), of Medford, Ore.; four grandchildren, Cheri (Trevor) Collins, of Enterprise, Ore., Christy (Jon) Davis, of Vancouver, Wash., Carrie Brown, of Denver, Colo., and Lorie Brown, of Bend, Ore.; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Grace Collins, both of Enterprise, Ore., and Tyler Davis, of Vancouver, Wash. She was also dearly loved by Patricia Brown, of Corvallis, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, in 2002; brothers, Lynn, Earlson, Gerald, and Sylvin Carter; sisters, Fern Ford, and Lena-Mae Adee; and infant, Muriel


She will be laid to rest on Friday, December 9, 2011, at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, December 9, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church, in The Lehmberg Chapel, on the corner of Nevada Avenue and Boulder Street.