Carolyn Louise Brown-Hale, Independence, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Medicalodge.
A Celebration cook-out in Carolyn's' honor will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Concession House at the Riverside Park at 1pm in Independence, Kansas. Please bring a side dish. Memorials are suggested to the Class Ltd., 2801 West Main, and Independence, Kansas and can be left with Potts Chapel.
Carolyn was born June 15, 1941 in Coffeyville, Kansas. She was the daughter of James and Dorothy (Shaw) Brown. She grew up and graduated in Peru, Kansas.
Carolyn worked for many years at Wal-Mart in Coffeyville and Independence before retiring. She loved everyone she worked with and all of the customers who always stopped to chat while she took care of the fresh flowers. She was known as "Granny". She had many adopted grandkids she loved as her own. Carolyn had a sense of humor, as many of knew her can remember! She could give anyone "the look" just to get a reaction. She enjoyed picking up her grandkids and taking them cruising while the latest rap music was playing loudly. She also loved driving around to the Beatles.
Our mom will be greatly missed, but we will carry funny and wonderful memories of her always. She would want everyone to remember those fun times, laugh and have a beer!
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband R.L, son Nathan Allen Hale and grandson Travis Don Guyot.
Carolyn loved ones left to cherish her memory are her daughter Dorothy and husband Dennis Patry, son Richard Hale both of Independence, KS., brothers: Thomas and wife Jeanie Brown of Peru, KS., Ronald Brown of Oklahoma, Robert and wife Charlotte Brown of Nowata, OK., and J.W and wife Carol of Copan, OK., and sister Ladonna Pate of Eureka, KS. Grandchildren: Nathan and Regan Pierce, Heather Pierce, Corey and Alexis Sanders, Shyanne Guyot and husband Matt, Levi Hale and Crystal and Manuel Sanchez. Great-grandchildren: Melinda Thornberry, Gabriel, Lianna and Natalie Sanchez, Eli and Lacie Sanders, Toby, Kaitlyn and Travis Pierce, and Madison Dunn