Louise Matilda Brown, 97 years of age, of Hastings, Ne (formerly of Holdrege)

Funeral Services for Louise M. Brown will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church in Holdrege, Nebraska on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Jeff Adams officiating. Interment will be held in the Moses Hill Cemetery in rural Phelps County, Nebraska.

Louise Matilda Brown, 97 years of age, of Hastings, Nebraska (formerly of Holdrege), passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Louise was born April 7, 1916 in Phelps County, Nebraska, the third of five children born to Elmer Paul and Alice Irene (Vaughn) Isaacson. She attended rural country schools in the Bertrand area.

On October 18, 1935, Louise was united in marriage to Hugh Boyd Brown and to this union five children were born: Alyce, Sharon, Aaron, Gloria and Connie. The family made their home in Elwood, later moving to Holdrege in 1950s after selling the farm. Louise was employed as a Med Nurse, CMS and Med Aide at Christian Homes.

She was an excellent baker and enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers and sewing. She also enjoyed traveling to Holland, France, England and Germany to see all the beautiful gardens. Louise especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Louise enjoyed going to the Holdrege Senior Center and especially enjoyed their Sunshine Band and Chorus. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed participating in Bible studies.

Besides her parents and husband, Hugh; Louise was preceded in death by her siblings and spouses: Morris Brown in infancy, Winston and Geniveve Isaacson, June and Ray Wallmark and Florence and Rayder Ursin; and one grandson, Kenny Olson in 2011.

She is survived by her five children: Alyce Olson of Aurora, Colorado, Sharon Norberg and her husband, Jerry of Hastings, Aaron Brown of Omaha, Nebraska, Gloria Kouri and her husband, Maury of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Connie Brown of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren: Julie Olson of Aurora, Colorado, Chery Lipan of Lone Tree, Colorado, Michael Olson of Aurora, Colorado, Darren Norberg of Federal Way, Washington, Lori Watts and her husband, Barry of Doniphan, Nebraska, Jason Brown of Holdrege, Charity Tuttle and her husband, Andrew of Kearney, Nebraska, Sarah Kouri Davis and her husband, Brad of Des Moines, Iowa, Christopher Kouri of North Liberty, Iowa, Michael Kouri and his wife, Nadia of Coralville, Iowa; one granddaughter-in-law: Sheryl Olson of Holdrege; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.

A memorial has been established in Louise's name and will be designated at a later date. Sympathy cards and memorials can be made directly to: Connie Brown, 8610 Turtle Creek Blvd., #202, Dallas, Texas, 75225.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.

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