Saturday, February 12, 2005
LouAnn Brown passed away peacefully in her home on Feb. 3, 2005, after a long and valiant battle with ovarian cancer. She was 58.
LouAnn was born Sept. 4, 1946, in Denver. She was a resident of Grand Junction since 1983.
LouAnn grew up in Steamboat Springs, where she graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 1964. In high school, she played piano and clarinet and was a member of the marching ski band. After graduation she attended college in Greeley and Boulder, and she later attended art school in Southern California. She was abundant in her talents and was an accomplished water-color artist who shared her works with her many friends.
In 1968, LouAnn married Daniel Rossi and moved to the family ranch in Yampa, where they resided until 1976.
Born to this union were two daughters, Kendra and Keri. Daniel preceded LouAnn in death in 1979.
LouAnn came to Grand Junction in 1983, where she met and married Hollis Brown, DVM, who died in 1999. She and Hollis enjoyed spending time outdoors and at their mountain cabin. They loved fishing, hiking, skiing and traveling.
LouAnn's flower garden was a testimony to her love of art and nature. She spent many hours nurturing and tending abundant roses and a beautiful variety of plants. She was an avid animal lover and was never without the companionship of her many pets.
LouAnn was a devoted member of Church on the Rock in Grand Junction, where she shared her artistic and musical talents. Her most recent contribution was that of decorating the new church building. She was an integral part of the church's Praise and Workshop team.
She loved people and reached out to those in all walks of life, helping them and bringing them to the Lord. Her life was based on her abundant faith, and she was fulfilled with her love of God.
LouAnn is survived by two daughters, Kendra Lohmeyer and her husband, David, of Colorado Springs and Keri Rossi-Jenkins and her husband, Dan, of Grand Junction; her parents, Everett and Anabelle Chesney of Sun City West, Ariz.; a brother, Tom Chesney, and his wife, Susan, of Loveland; nephews Heath Chesney of Arvada and Tanner Chesney of Boston, Mass.; a stepgrandson, Dylan; a grandson, Tyler Chappel of Colorado Springs; two stepsons, Ryan Brown and his wife, Collette, of Spokane,Wash., and Brett Brown and his wife, Sarah, of Windsor; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A visitation was Feb. 6, 2005. Services were held Feb. 7, 2005, at Church on the Rock on the Redlands.
Memorial contributions may be made in LouAnn's name to Lily of the Valley Orphanage in care of Wachovia Securities, 200 Grand Ave., Suite 300, Grand Junction, CO 81501.