August 22, 1919 – May 10, 2019
Born in Havelock, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE

Lucille May Brown

Lucille May Brown, 99, Lincoln passed away May 10, 2019. Born on August 22, 1919 in Havelock, NE to James R. and Hazel (Dermer) Maxwell.

Lucille’s parents encouraged their children to pursue vocal and instrumental music in school and at the Havelock Gospel Tabernacle. At the age of 12, under the preaching of Rev. George French, Lucille responded to the invitation to accept Christ as her Savior from sin. Over time, Lucille became an accomplished musician.

Lucille received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Music Degrees at the University of Nebraska. Upon graduation, she took a position as Music Supervisor of the schools in Reliance, Wyoming. In 1946, she began teaching at the St. Paul Bible Institute (now Crown College-Minneapolis, MN); a regional college of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

In 1950, Lucille married Elden Brown, a graduate of St. Paul in Bible and Theology and ordained pastor. They ministered together at the Alliance Church in Battle Lake, MN. In 1953, their daughter, Virginia (Ginnie) was born.

In 1957, Elden and Lucille returned to the college, where Lucille took the position of Dean of Music. For 23 years, Lucille ministered at the college in many capacities; the founding and ministry of her 50 voice “Girls Choir” was a particular highlight.

In 1975, Elden and Lucille left Minneapolis to serve as Stewardship Representatives with Back to the Bible Broadcast (Lincoln, NE). For 12 years they traveled in the East and Midwest, and retired in Lincoln in 1987. God has given Lucille a wonderful place at the Legacy Retirement Community and its Arbors Memory Care. Now in 99th year, she stands at his presence.

Lucille is survived by her daughter, Ginnie (David) Tyler, Lincoln; grandchildren Ben (Diana) Tyler, San Antonio, TX and Anna (Nate) Kugel, Bloomingdale, IL and their daughter Chloe Kugel. Preceded in death by her husband Elden Brown.

Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019, MiddleCross Church, 2600 North 70th Street. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for future designation.

Visitation with family present from 6-8 pm Wednesday at Roper and Sons, 4300 ‘O’ Street.

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