Morna "Mickey" Brown


February 9, 1922 - May 11, 2013



Morna (Mickey) Brown was born February 9, 1922 in Lane, SD to Jim & Clarice (Campbell) Houlihan.  She graduated from Lane High School.  She married Bob Brown on Friday, June 13, 1941 in Salinas, CA.  At the end of WWII they moved to Mitchell.

She is well remembered from their family business, Brown's Studio, and also from Puetz Construction, St. Joseph's Hospital, P.E.O., Antique Club, Red Hat Society, 21st Century Club, Jaycettes, countless Bridge Clubs and Mahjong groups.

Mickey's greatest enjoyment in life was being involved with family and friends in both Mitchell and Mesa, AZ.  She was very proud of her Irish heritage, which led to a lifetime dream of visiting Ireland.

She is survived by her husband Robert, five children: Jim Brown, Plainview, NE; Dick Brown, Grand Rapids, MI; Mari Brown, Tea; Paula (Gary) Schmidt, Sioux Falls;  and Camilla Langenfeld, Parker, CO;  one sister, Katherine (Eldon) Sieveley,  twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Friday, May 17, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service/Rosary
Friday, May 17, 2013 ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, May 18, 2013
10:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Liz Langenfeld on June 6, 2013
Geez, Mickey...I could go on and on about how much I appreciate everything you and Bob have done for our will always be in my heart and be missed and no Irish song will go by me without me thinking of condolences to all of the Brown family. Thank you so very much for being in our lives. Lots of Hugs...Liz
Posted by Wanda Fairbanks Hupp18153888 on May 18, 2013
My condolences to Bob and famiSome wonderful memories of the family.. Mickey's caramels were the best. is now joining My MOm Ruth MAx as an angel.. God be with you during this
Posted by Rose Loudner on May 17, 2013
MariBeth, my dear friend . . I am so sorry to hear about your mom!! My heartfelt love, thoughts, prayers and ((HUGS)) are going yur way!! Please take care and GOD BLESS!!
Posted by Lisa Peschong Whealy on May 17, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Mickeys passing. So many wonderful memories of Mickey and my mom together. Heaven got a wonderful angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bob and your family at this time.
Posted by Mark Tobin on May 16, 2013
Deepest condolences to the Bob Brown family on Mickey's passing. A very kindhearted and gracious lady. I was lucky to have her as my godmother. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Bob Coolidge RPh on May 15, 2013
I am very sorry to read of the news.
I noticed the obit in the Argus Leader this morning.
I have lots of great memories of being neighbors and family get fact, I have at least two stitches on the top of my head from a swimming pool dive (the old 1 foot pool looked much deeper. :-) Mary Beth, so sorry to read the news......
Bob Coolidge, and family
Posted by J Nunnally-Boyd on May 14, 2013
I am sorry to learn about the passing of Mrs. Brown. The loss of a loved one is extremely painful. I'd like to share scripture that may bring comfort and hope to your family. Mark 5:35-43 reads in part...While Jesus was speaking, he overheard men telling an officer of the synagogue that his daughter had died. Upon hearing this, Jesus, Peter, James and John, the brother of James, went alone to the officer's home. When they arrived, Jesus went to the deceased child and told her to get up. Immediately, she got up. You see, Jehovah promises a resurrection of our loved ones. (Acts 24:15) We must have faith in this promise. To help strengthen our faith in His promise, please also read Isaiah 55:11 and Isaiah 25:8.
Posted by Beth Miller Ruskowski on May 14, 2013
Dick, Laurie and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Take care and know that you are loved. The Miller Ruskowski Family
Posted by Dede Mumgaard on May 13, 2013
Even though I didn't know her I was impressed with what loving care she and her husband recieved from their son, my friend, Jim. God Bless your whole family, Jim.
Posted by Jerry Eppel on May 13, 2013
She was a great mom and a wonderful lady...I have wonderful memories when we all lived on 12th street....espically the fireworks!
Posted by jERRY ePPEL on May 13, 2013
Posted by Keith and Angie Richards on May 13, 2013
Your friends at Viewpoint, Arizona express our deepest sympathy to Bob and Family for the loss of a very sweet lady and friend.
Posted by Jackie Streetman Austin on May 11, 2013
Bob, Jim, Dick, Mary Beth and family,
I learned from my aunt Ellen Crockett via email about Mickey. It saddens me greatly to learn of Micky's passing. Part of my childhood goes with her. I remember so many happy hours playing over at your house and often staying for supper. If I remember correctly, I frequently invited myself! And when you were the first family in our West 12th neighborhood to get a TV (black & white with nothing on until 4:00 pm but the Indian bulls-eye screensaver ) and you graciously turned it around and positioned it in your living room window facing outward so we neighbors could watch it! Oh my, what great neighbors and what wonderful friends to my parents George and Florence. Bob, you especially are held close in prayer as this union was your life. My the God of All Comfort be your comfort in these days and weeks ahead. My love to each of you, Brown Family!
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