Bonnie Brown, 86, went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2010.
Bonnie was born July 1923 on a farm in Nebraska, the first child of Carl and Ruby Miller. After high school, she moved to Denver, CO where she graduated from business school. While living in Denver, she met and married the love of her life, William (Bill) Brown. After retirement, Bonnie and Bill moved to Billings, MT. Bonnie was an active and adventurous woman who loved children, the mountains, and traveling. Every morning she completed the daily crossword puzzle in the newspaper and she bowled in leagues for most of 50 years. She loved to play cards and was generally the one to beat no matter what the game.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, one brother and two sisters, and one grandchild.
She is survived by her sister Judy Miller of Billings; her daughter Linda Overstreet and husband Mike of Billings; grandson Luke Overstreet and wife Chandra of Dallas, TX; granddaughter Shara Ford and husband Parker of Billings; her son Larry Brown and wife Gena of Billings; grandson Dan Brown of Billings; and granddaughter Leslie Bennett and husband Fred of Larkspur CO; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Faith Chapel Church 517 Shiloh Rd with a reception following the service. Inrunment will take place at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park.
Donations may be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 2110 Overland Ave. Suite 111, Billings, MT 59102.
Dear Overstreets, Browns, and other Family:
I am very sorry to learn of my Aunt Bonnie’s passing, and know this is a very challenging time, especially for everyone in Montana who got to be with her after retirement. You are all in my prayers and thoughts, and I wish you great comfort and support.
I will always remember her for her cheerfulness, her smiling face, and her upbeat attitude. Bonnie was a nice person, and someone I felt I could confide in and get sound advice from, and I have missed that connection.
She was someone who I know adored children, and I am glad she had so many in her life. I know she will be missed dearly, and loved always.
With love and sincere condolences,