Linda Marie Brown
Linda Brown, of Hamilton, passed away on September 11, 2020 after a long fight with cancer. Linda was born in Zanesville, OH on March 19, 1960 to Paul R. Brown and Helen (Delcoff) Brown, both originally from Cincinnati, both preceding her in death. She was a 1978 graduate of Logan Elm High School in Circleville, OH. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Wright State University in 1982 and later earned a Master of Education Degree from Miami University in Oxford. She taught at a variety of schools including Edgewood and Badin High Schools before settling in to a long-time career teaching science at the Hamilton Freshman School where students and staff were blessed by her bright, smart, cheerful, helpful spirit. She retired in 2016.
Ever talented, Linda loved crafts of all kinds including spinning yarn, knitting, jewelry making, pottery, and stained glass. Her adept hands and creative mind were constantly making something. She taught others and always shared her talents freely. In recent months, while isolated to protect her fragile health from the pandemic, she made hundreds of face masks to help others stay safe.
Among Linda’s closest friends were many well-behaved dogs and their owners. Her own dogs were Briards (Lopi, Lainey, and Ruger) and Havanese (Colt and Maia). She was active in the Hamilton Dog Training Club teaching agility and every level of obedience; over the years she served as president, vice president, registrar, training director, and a board member. Linda also blessed the Oxford Senior Center with her friendship and talents; she taught members there to work with stained glass.
Scores of lifetime friends and family members marvel at Linda’s positive spirit and strength to battle through cancer treatments for more than a decade. She remained positive and never uttered a complaint even through her most difficult times. She is survived by her sisters Shannon (Jay) Clark of Williamsport, Stacey (Craig) DeHart of Middletown, brother Roger (Patti) Brown of Cincinnati. Nieces and nephews, Betsy, Devin, Bolt, Logan, Margi, Clay, and Claire and great niece, Gwen, all cherished their “Aunt Lin”.
Visitation will be at Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave in the Rose Garden on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:30pm with a Memorial Service at 1:30 followed by a gathering for friends and family at 4:30pm at Linda’s home, 2124 Vizedom Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013. Please come prepared to share warm memories of our beloved Linda.
Linda requested donations on her behalf to the Hamilton Dog Training Club or the Oxford Senior Center.