Linda Lee Brown, 1938-2005 |

Linda Lee Brown, 1938-2005

Former Steamboat Springs resident Linda Lee Brown died Oct. 15, 2005, at her home from a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67.

Linda was born Sept. 3, 1938, in Denver to Dr. Marvel Leaman Crawford and Ethel Adina Harris. She was the youngest of four children, residing in Steamboat Springs through high school.

In her early days of youth and through her school years, she sang solos for family gatherings, joined various choruses and even participated in the Shari Indian Dance Rituals.

On Feb. 4, 1961, she married James Gordon Brown in the Collbran Hospital, because of extensive injuries Jim sustained in a skiing accident at Mesa Creek Ski Area. They were married nearly 45 years.

Linda was a very active, easygoing person involved in many venues of life. She worked at Powderhorn in the Learn to Ski Program for several years. She enjoyed skiing, mountain biking, camping, wind surfing, bowling, playing tennis, The Pig-out, nature and the outdoors. People were always important to her, too. She enjoyed lunch with the ladies, theater, but most of all, she adored her grandchildren, and they adored her, too.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Marvin Crawford of Colorado Springs.

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She is survived by her husband, James Gordon Brown of Grand Junction; her children, Gordon Lee Brown, and his wife Tami of Grand Junction, and Adina Ruth Crigger and her Tony Sawyer of Palisade; her two sisters, Marlene Willie of Manitou Springs and Jean Ellen Olson of Cuptertino, Calif.; her four grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. No formal services were held, and the family will scatter her ashes privately as Linda wished.

Linda’s family is very thankful to all of her friends and family who have been there for us through this entire battle.