Emma Marie Brown


Emma Marie Brown


Emma Brown

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, Emma Marie Brown, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 62.

She was born in San Jose, California, on Dec. 5, 1957. Emma grew up in Sunnyvale, California, and graduated from St. Francis High School in Mountain View before settling in Billings in 1979.

Emma was very involved with her church, St. Bernard’s, for 40 years, always trying to give back whenever she could. Whether it was coordinating prayer chains, assisting with meals for funerals, or contributing in a myriad of other ways.

Emma had a passion for sewing, crocheting and needlepoint, ensuring that all her loved ones had no shortage of handmade gifts. Her crafting was how she invited new people into her family. Making stockings for Christmas or door handle decorations were just her way of telling you that she cared.

Emma loved animals, especially dogs, although she was known to dote on a cat from time to time.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bill Brown; son David Brown and his partner Tirza Asbell; and her father James Watt and stepmother Julie Watt of Carson City, Nevada. Emma was preceded in death by her mother Marie Watt and brothers Carl Watt and James Watt, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at St. Bernard’s Parish, 226 Wicks Lane.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ASPCA in her name.

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  1. Great memories of our times working in Banking together. She introduced me to Elderberries when the dogs were eating them in the backyard. Prayers for the family.

  2. Very sorry for your loss. Emma was my first trainer in banking and considered a good friend. My thoughts are with you.

  3. I worked with Emma at FIB. She was such a generous and kind lady. We would talk about our fur babies and she always supported me in an annual dogwalk fundraiser for a local animal rescue. I wish comfort to Emma’s family. I’m so sorry for your incredible loss.

  4. Emma and I worked together in our early years of banking. I am so sorry for your loss and will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Emma was Emmy to me. She was my older cousin by two years. Although separated since 1979 by hundreds of miles, we were able to “catch-up” when she attended my mother’s funeral back in CA and then lunch a few months later. She was delightful. Her kindness and wit is what I most enjoyed during our hours together. She had us laughing so hard about her stories about her Bill and the remote control. I am so saddened hearing of her passing. My deepest sympathy to all who knew her.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. I was Emma’s hairdresser for the past couple of years. She was a lovely woman and I will miss her. She always had a smile and a funny story. I pray for God to comfort you all during this difficult time.

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