Carolyn Duke Brown, 94, passed away on May 10, 2023 in The Woodlands, Texas. She was born March 30, 1929 to Carroll and Georgia Lou Duke of Iowa Park, Texas. She attended Harden College in Wichita Falls, Texas as a speech and drama major. Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, that institution was known as Midwestern University. A longtime acquaintance with Russell H. Brown, Jr. blossomed into engagement and marriage in 1950. They resided in Houston, Texas and Ville Platte, Louisiana for a short while before making their home in Alice, Texas for 50 years.
Carolyn was active in the First United Methodist Church, Camp Fire Girls, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Brush Country A&M Mothers Club, and Alice Cotillion Club, and she was a former teacher at Schallert Elementary School. Paramount in her life was her family, being involved with her children and grandchildren. Her family brought her great joy. She and her husband enjoyed travel trailering together, particularly to the Grand Tetons. Ruidoso, New Mexico was also a favorite vacation spot. Through these travels, Carolyn learned to love the art of photography. She leaves us with many memories through her photos and scrapbooks.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Russell H. Brown, Jr.; her parents; and her sister, Lou Ann Duke Huckaby. She is survived by her three children, Nancy Thayer of Montgomery, Texas, Melanie Davis of Dallas, Texas, and Russell Duke Brown (Becky) of Southlake, Texas. Carolyn was lovingly known as “Mommo” to her grandchildren, Kimberly Running (Jon) of Frisco, Texas, Clinton Davis of Dallas, Texas, Renee Wilkerson (Ben) of Pearland, Texas, Shelby Bush (JD) of Lilburn, Georgia, Philip Brown of Southlake, Texas, and Pearce Brown (Rachel) of Dallas, Texas. Carolyn (Mommo) was blessed with six great-grandchildren, Abby, Olivia, Camille, Esther, Alice, and Hannah and she was eagerly awaiting the birth of her first great-grandson to be born in July.
Memorial donations may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home at https://www.mch.org/donate/.