Dianne M. Brown, 69, of Bemus Point, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 6, 2013), in UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa.
A lifelong area resident, she was born June 10, 1944, in the town of Ellery, the daughter of the late Emel and Marguerite Lown Lund.
Dianne was a graduate of Bemus Point High School, and was a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the Ellery Center Volunteer Fire Department, and had served on the Chautauqua County Board of Elections.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Dianne also enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls and California Raisin containers, listening to music, reading, volunteering for fundraisers at the fire hall and researching geology of her family.
Surviving are her husband, John L. Brown, whom she married Jan. 25, 1961, in Stockton, N.Y.; five children: Paul V. (Dianne) Brown of Bemus Point, Charles A. (Susan) Brown of Fluvanna, Chrystal L. (Valorie) Brown of Sinclairville, Eva L. Brown of Bemus Point, and Kevin J. (Stephanie) Brown of Lexington, S.C.; 17 grandchildren: Jesse Brown, Michelle Edwards, Jolene Brown, Alisha Bochman, Christian Sanders, Jillian Crist, Natalie Brown, Chad Brown, Lindsey Brown, Candace Lang, Katlin Brown, Crystal Brown, Herman Kelwaski, Melissa Mitchell, Rebecca Kelwaski, Ashley Brown, Preston Brown, 11 great grandchildren; two brothers: Richard Lund of Las Vegas, Nev., and Emel "Sonny" (Jackie) Lund of Florida; four sisters: Suzanne (William) Bentley of Ashville, Gretchen (Mike) Palmieri of Ellery Center, Cathleen (Jake) Little of Governor, N.Y., and Judy (Mike) Neal of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, the Rev. John H. Brown, who died Aug. 10, 1985; two brothers: Donald Kilbury and William Lund; and an uncle, Theodore Lund.
The funeral will be at noon Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Centralia Union Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 58 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the funeral service Monday.
Contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral and burial expenses.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.