Ann Marie Brown, 69, born Dec. 23, 1937 in Watertown, N.Y., a resident of Fairhope and Commerce Township, Mich., died Friday, April 13, 2007.

She met and married Douglas Brown. They were married by Monsenior Farrell in Watertown.

She was a wonderful grade school teacher and avid reader. She loved golf, crosswords, any mind challenging games, and Maggie, her black labrador retriever. She was a selfless, intelligient woman who became a talented artist. Her watercolors drew praise in both Fairhope and Commerce, Mich.

She took care of everyone she knew and her strength of character is merely glimpsed in this poem by Emily Dickinson, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”

The family would like to thank all friends and family whom she loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Clare O’Brien.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas Brown; five children, Kathleen Brown, Dale Brown, Judith (Scott) Wager, Karen (Kurt) Jacobson, and Jacqueline (John) Bronicki; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Anna, and Alex; three brothers, Michael, Albert, and Steve, and sister, Kathleen.

You can visit her website and leave a note at