Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Betty J. Brown, went to her heavenly home on October 9, 2019. She was surrounded by family at her home in Chandler, Arizona.
Betty, daughter, and her husband, Curtis Brown, moved from Carthage, Tennessee to Phoenix, Arizona in November of 1962. She worked at the Chili Pepper, Duncan Donuts, then went to work for Air Research in 1966, which changed to Allied Signal, then to Garrett/Honeywell, where she retired after 30 years. She relocated to Texas for a short time, then moved back home to Arizona. Betty will long be remembered for her generosity, her smile that brightened a room, her sense of humor, and her love of cooking and baking (especially the rum balls). Betty enjoyed all holidays and decorating her home accordingly, particularly during the Christmas season.
She loved her travels to Alaska, Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas visiting family and friends. She was a member of various clubs, and occasionally enjoyed a good game of poker, the casinos, and lottery tickets. Her all-time favorite activities included the social events, dances, and parties at the local community center.
Betty, one of twelve children, was born to Ruben B. and Ina M. Hunt on August 12, 1934 in Carthage, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her parents, five bothers: Hugh, Robert, J.D., Franklin, and Arnold, and two sisters: Reba Nell, and Martha. She is survived by her daughter Teresa Lee and husband Brian; granddaughters Melissa McCumby (Scott), and Kristen Salley, her great-grandchildren and her pride and joy – David, Landen, Barrett, Merrick, and Kierran – all live in Alaska. Her remaining siblings reside in Tennessee: Charlie Hunt of Hogan’s Creek, Junior Hunt and wife Juanita of Lebanon, Eula Key of Benton, Arkansas, and Katie Lea of Lebanon.
Betty loved animals, especially cats, so in lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter, give a senior pet a loving home, or foster an animal until it can be adopted.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Solara Community Center ballroom, November 9, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm. Please do not wear black – fill the room with blues, greens, pinks, and reds – her favorite colors.