Dec 18, 2013 - StaffGertrude "Trudy" Brown died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Lander. She was 92 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and a private family memorial service will be at a later date. She will be inurned next to her mother at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.
Gertrude Brown was born Nov. 19, 1921, in St. George, Utah, the daughter of Phillip D. Beavers and Edythe S. (Anderson) Beavers.
She spent her early years at the family ranch near Challis, Idaho, and the family later moved to Lander where she graduated from high school. After graduation she moved to California.
During World War II, she moved to Ogden, Utah, where she worked at the Ogden arsenal. At that time she met and married Walter Brown. They had one son, Ridge Brown. The couple later divorced.
After the war, she moved to Shoshoni where she worked at the family-owned motel and cafe.
In 1962, she returned to Lander. She worked at the First National Bank and later worked for and retired with the City of Lander. After retirement, she moved to the family cabin at South Pass City where she operated a gift shop for several years. She also was active in real estate development projects.
The last seven years of her life she resided with her family at 280 Dillon Drive in Lander.
Her family said she enjoyed rock hunting, sewing, reading, baking and fishing. She also enjoyed visiting with her family and friends. They said she was a kind and compassionate person and was always busy taking care of her pet dogs.
She is survived by her son, Ridge Brown; daughter-in- law Paula Whiteplume; several nephews; and numerous extended family members and many loyal family friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, sister and brother.
Memorials may be given to Lander Senior Center, 205 S. 10th St., Lander, WY 82520 or the Lander Pet Connection, P.O. Box 854, Lander, WY 82520.
Services are under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander.
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