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Kathryn Emma Brown passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from a sudden illness. She was 81. Kathryn was born on January 11, 1940 in Moundridge, Kansas to Pete and Fern Bloch. Pete and Fern and their family moved to Tucson, Arizona for health reasons.

Kathryn married Ted Brown in Tucson then moved to Phoenix to raise their children. Kathryn retired as a schoolteacher from the Washington School District. She loved music and was teaching that as well. She played violin in the Pro Musica Orchestra but mostly loved to play her piano surrounded by her great grandchildren.

Kathryn is survived by her daughters Jeanne Young (Rick), Pam Abbitt (Gib), and her son Ken Brown (Janice), brother George Bloch, and sister Susan Eaton (Joel). She also had 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She will be missed by extended family and her many friends from Delta Gamma, Wednesday Book Club, and symphony volunteering.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Contact for information.

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