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George E. Brown

Thursday, November 7, 2002

TRENTON -- George E. Brown, 93, died Monday (Nov. 4, 2002) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.

He was born July 1, 1909, at Culbertson, to Leroy J. and Bertha (Gose) Brown and moved with his family at an early age to their farm southeast of Trenton. He attended country school on their farm and later attended Trenton High School.

On March 2, 1936, he married Eleanor J. Keller at Oberlin. He lived and worked in the Trenton area all of his life, working on the farm and also on oil drilling rigs throughout the area. In his younger years, he participated in rodeo activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Kaiser, Margaret Fassler, Esther Powell, Rachel Johnston, Nora Groothuis, Jennie Walker; brothers, Hamer, Marion, James, and Kenneth; and sons-in-law, Dennis Lewis and Dennis Weber.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor of Trenton; daughters, Wanda Lewis also of Trenton, Donna Whetstone of Jackson, Ohio, Sandra and husband, William Knapp of St. Mary's, Ga., Marcia Brown of Glendale, Calif., and Connie and husband, Dave Skeels of Grant; sisters, Edith and husband, Verle Burd of Arvada, Colo., and Ellen Alberts of Oxford; brother, William Brown and wife, Peggy of Trenton; eleven grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

Graveside inurnment services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Trenton Cemetery with Larry K. Forch, Jr. officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.