Kay Elaine Brown, 45, a high school counselor, died Friday, Oct. 3, 1997, at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm St. in Mansfield.

Memorials: Flowers are welcome, but donation options are avaliable as follows: Melanoma Research Foundation, 745 Victoria Ave., San Leandro, Calif. 94577. Pathstones -- Time to Heal Cancer Retreat, 381 Casa Linda Plaza, Suite 240, Dallas, Texas 75218.

Kay Brown was born April 12, 1952, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, a graduate of Paschal High School and obtained her masters degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She worked for a number of local agencies including Catholic Social Services, Aids Outreach and the Parenting Center. She was currently employed as a counselor at Nolan High School.

She passed away after a long and courageous battle with melanoma.

She was an inspiration to us all, and all her family and her many friends will miss her loving presence.

Survivors: Husband, Jeffrey Brown; brothers, Jack Crowder and Bill Crowder; a niece; a nephew; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Alonzo Funeral Home 2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091 

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) Date: October 7, 1997

Kay Elaine Crowder Brown
4/12/1952 - 10/3/1997