The Ottumwa Courier


November 16, 2012

Dawn Brown, 44, Big Rock, Ill.

BIG ROCK, Ill. — Dawn Renee Brown, 44, of Big Rock, Ill., died suddenly Nov. 12, 2012, at her residence. 

She was born Aug. 1, 1968, in Aurora, Ill. Dawn married Robert D. Brown on Nov. 14, 1992, in Oswego, Ill.

She had worked at Nicor in Aurora, Ill., Surplus Line Association in Chicago, Ill., and was a paramedic and firefighter with the Big Rock Fire Protection District in Big Rock, Ill., since 2003 and the Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection District in Yorkville, Ill., since 2007.

Dawn attended the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock, Ill.

Dawn is survived by her husband, Robert D Brown; her mother, Joyce M Clark of Queen City, Mo.; her father, James H Judd of Millington, Ill.; her paternal grandmother, Betty Judd of Bloomfield; in-laws, Charles and Barbara Brown of Montgomery, Ill.; aunt, Connie (Larry) Oaks of Bloomfield; a cousin, Michael (Leslie) Oaks of Bloomfield; niece, Samantha Oaks of Bloomfield; sisters-in-law, Cindy Ledger and Kimberly and Tami Brown; brothers-in-law, Charles Brown Jr., Craig Brown and Larry Ledger; god-daughter, Carissa Brown; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ernest and Eva Humphrey; paternal grandfather, Leroy Judd; and brother-in-law, Kevin Brown.

Cremation took place at American Crematory in Oswego, Ill.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the English Congregational United Church of Christ, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock, Ill.; with Rev. William Riegle officiating.  

Memorials in Dawn’s memory may be directed to the Dawn Brown Educational Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 665, Oswego, Ill., 60543.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory of Oswego, Ill.

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