Anne Dew Brown, 69, of Garden City, Kansas, died May 18, peacefully at home in her sleep. She was born July 27, 1939, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Elizabeth (Dibs) Dew and Theodore (Ted) Dew, and she grew up on their ranch, the DC Bar. She attended high school at Wasatch Academy in Utah. She received her BA in psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. She moved to San Francisco where her husband attended seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian minister. Their first parish was in Logan, Utah, where her husband joined the US Navy and they received their fist orders to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. She held various positions in the many places she lived over the next twenty years. Fairly settled in Oyster Bay, NY, she was purchasing agent at the Coil Winding Equipment Company from 1978 to 1980, and then served as an applications engineer with them until 1989. From 1989 to 1992 she was a fluid power instructor and curriculum developer for Festo Corporation in Hauppauge, NY. She moved to Garden City, KS in 1993 to work for the Mid American Manufacturers Technical Center, assisting small manufacturers all over western Kansas. She retired from MAMTC in January, 2008, to establish her own marketing consultation firm. She was a volunteer with Navy Relief, the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and was an operator on the MARS Network. She was a member of the American Marketing Association, the American Society of Quality, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the American Philatelic Society. She was ordained a deacon, and then an elder in the Presbyterian Church and remained very active in serving the church at local and national levels, particularly in fund management and stewardship. She remained involved with Wasatch Academy and Lewis & Clark College and served on Alumni Boards at each institution. She was a devoted genealogical researcher and enjoyed maintaining relationships with the hundreds of extended family across the nation and in Canada. Survivors include her children, Carey Leigh Brown of St. Louis, and Paul Scott Brown of Juniata, NE, and her brother Theodore Patrick Dew of Pinedale. A small graveside service will be held August 8th at the family plot in the Pinedale Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the VFW. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorials to the Anne Dew Brown Memorial Fund may be sent care of Carey Brown, P.O. Box 440184, St. Louis, MO, 63144.For the complete article see the 07-24-2009 issue.
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