Dottie Brown By Enterprise staff Dottie "Momsie" Brown died peacefully at her Davis home on May 3, 2004. She was 65 years old. Born in Olive Hill, Ky., on Valentine's Day in 1939, she married Bill "Buster" Brown, founder of Brown Construction Co., in 1958. They lived in Sacramento for 10 years, and moved to Davis in 1968. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, her family said. Except for a few years of working intermittently at the state Employment Development Department, she devoted herself to the joys of her life - her family and home. During her two-year battle with ovarian cancer, her absolute trust in God and loving support of a huge family and hundreds of friends sustained and comforted her to the end. She is survived by her husband of more than 40 years, Bill Brown of Davis; daughter, Cindy Wilson and her husband Sam of Davis; and son, Ronald Brown and his wife Mary of Davis. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Travis, Marcus and Haley Wilson, Dominic and Dillard Brown, and great-grandson, Daniel Wilson, all of Davis. She was "Momsie" to the grandchildren; to Daniel's mother, Deanna; and to Mary's four daughters, Emily, Sarah, Hannah and Claire. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd. Private interment will be at the Davis Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in her name to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617 or to the UC Davis Cancer Center, 4900 Broadway, Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.
Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano