Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Lorna Louise Larson Brown died Nov. 16, 2005, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 88.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1917, to Adolph and Jennie Larson. She was the sixth of seven children. Lorna grew up in Denver.
She married Marvin L. Brown of Steamboat Springs on July 17, 1940. They made their home in Steamboat Springs for 57 years, spending their later years wintering in Mesa, Ariz.
As a devoted wife and mother, Lorna focused on her family throughout her life. She loved playing with the babies and toddlers and celebrated many special times with all her grandchildren.
She and Marvin journeyed across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Europe for visits with the expanding family, as well as traveling for pleasure.
Lorna loved playing bridge and golf, and she enjoyed the occasional fishing or camping outing. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church.
Lorna was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents; her two brothers, Richard and Robert Larson; and her four sisters, Ellen Larson, Jeannette Morris, Beulah Larson and Thelma Sealander.
She is survived by her daughter Marsha Ellen Campbell and her husband Newell of Oro Valley, Ariz; her daughter Barbara Sue Van Hoy and her husband Bill of Chesapeake, Va.; her son Stephen Larson Brown of Steamboat Springs; her son Daniel Loomis Brown, and his wife, Sarah Sammons, of Steamboat Springs; her grandchildren, Jill Queen of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Paul Campbell of Steamboat Springs, Lisa Gilbert of Steamboat Springs, Kristin Wilson of Steamboat Springs, Sara Harris of Hayes, Va., Ken Van Hoy of Arlington, Va., Emily Marshall of Steamboat Springs, and Zachary Brown of Fort Collins; and nine great grandchildren.
A family burial service was held Nov. 26, 2005, at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Tread of Pioneers Museum, the United Methodist Church or the Yampa River Botanic Park.