Nora Ellen Brown of Hotchkiss died Nov. 13, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 71.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss.
Nora Ellen Ellis was born on March 19, 1947, in Southport, Ind., to Walter and Pearl Ellis. She spent her childhood and attended school in Southport, graduating from Southport High School in 1965. She attended Le Cordon Bleu School in Paris, France.
On April 18, 1981, she married Jerry Brown at the Westerly Mansion in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mrs. Brown was a Girl Scout troop leader, had a catering business and donated to the World Wildlife Fund. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, painting, reading and visiting art museums.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Jerry Brown of Hotchkiss; son, Elliot Brown of Hotchkiss; and daughter, Valerie Brown of New Orleans, La.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Ellis; and one sister, Ava Earls.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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