Jean Hall Brown, beloved wife of Chester J. Brown (deceased 2005) passed away on August 15, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. Jean grew up in Mesilla Park, New Mexico, the daughter of John and Edith Malcolm Hall. She was a major in her class at Las Cruces High School and attended the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now New Mexico State University) and the University of Arizona. Jean also held teaching certificates with the National Standards Council of American Broderers.
She was a founding member of the Tucson Quilters Guild, a member of the Tucson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Acting Vice-Regent and Regent and a member of the National Associated Daughters of Early American Witches (descendant of Samuel Wardwell), and the Alford American Family Association. She retired in 1985 as an administrative assistant for Landsun Homes, Inc., a Methodist retirement community in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She lived in Tucson from 1964 to 1977 and from 1985 to today for a total of 49 years.
Jean was a true artist who brought beauty and creativity to everything she did, including embroidery and other needlework, quilting (for which she gained national recognition), watercolor, gardening, and cooking. She was honored at the Women’s Plaza of Honor at the University of Arizona.