Obituary of Dorothy Hanson Brown
Brown, Dorothy Hanson; July 27, 2018
Dorothy Brown of Clarence Ctr., NY, formerly of Snyder, Westfield, and Jamestown; born in 1915 to Swan and Adella Christensen of Jamestown, NY; beloved wife of the late E. Harold Brown and the late Sigurd A. Hanson; predeceased by her son, Christopher R. Hanson, PhD., sons-in-law Kenneth W. Brown and Gary E. Brown, and sisters Irene A. Jones, Lucille H. Plank, and Alberta P. Swanson; survived by her daughters-in-law Cheriann Hanson and Kathy Brown, and her daughter the Rev. Natalie A. Hanson (Rev. J. Paul Womack). She is also survived by seven grandchildren - Michael Brown (Marcy), Bradley Brown (Kim), Bethany Womack (Joe), Catherine Womack, Lindsay Hanson, Kristan Hanson, and Anna Womack – and a treasured family of nieces and nephews, and their children.
Dorothy was an actor, radio host, weaver of stories, Christian educator, published poet, and choir alto who served several United Methodist churches in Western NY and received awards for her ecumenical TV ‘spots’. She grew gardens and book clubs wherever she went, and mentored a generation of younger poets, educators, and pastors. She loved greatly and was dearly loved. The world around her changed enormously, but she kept learning, and always found reason for hope and delight. Her long and rich life will be celebrated at Christ United Methodist Church, Harlem and Saratoga Rds., Snyder, NY, on Saturday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may also be directed to Christ UMC.