Bettie C. Brown

Date of Death: 9/22/2016

Bettie C. Brown

October 24, 1922 – September 22, 2016

Bettie C. Brown 93, of Altoona, went to be with the Lord Thursday at Golden Living Center – Hillview. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ralph and Sara (Moorhead) Cullison.  She married Herman A. Brown August 12, 1942, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tyrone.  He preceded her in death on January 4, 1978.

Surviving is a son, Scott P. Brown (Cheryl), of Altoona; nephews: Michael Smith, Burnell Brown of Dexel Hill, Skip Dry (Diane), of Altoona; cousins: Bill and John Dey of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters: Dorothy Smith, Anna Fern Dry and cousin: Shirley Dey.

 Bettie was a graduate of Tyrone High School.

Betty served in the Navy as a WAVE at Bethesda Naval Hospital. On May 1, 1944 she was awarded a Certificate of Graduation by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery from the Navy Department in Washington, D. C.

On August 14, 1944 she was awarded a Certificate by the Navy for Dental Technologist at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA.  

She enjoyed animals, especially dogs.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc. 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, Pastor Lou Hileman officiating.  Interment will be at the Eastlawn Cemetery in Tyrone.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E.  Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602, in Bettie’s memory.

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