Shirley Ann Brown, 78, of Cole Camp, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia.  She was born on October 27, 1935, on the family farm near Julesburg, Colorado, a daughter of Charlie Burris and Mattie Elizabeth (Thompson) Watson.

On September 3, 1975, in Grant, Nebraska, she was united in marriage to Floyd C. Brown, who survives of the home.

She attended the First United Methodist Church, Cole Camp.  She was a full charge bookkeeper and had worked for Dudden Oil in Venango, NE, Alexander Electronics and Gooch Brake and Equipment in Kansas City, MO, Payless Cashways in Sedalia, MO, and had helped Floyd with his appraisal company, retiring in 1998.

Shirley enjoyed traveling and flower gardening and was very artistic, crocheting and making beaded crafts.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Grant, NE, and was active in the Cole Camp Senior Center and Garden Club.

Besides her husband, she is survived by:
her daughter, Cathy C. Davis and Norman Evans of Pilger, NE;
three step-daughters, Debra Wigton and Darrell of Wellington, KS, Cynthia Modrell and Jay of Conyers, GA, and Susan Duffett and Royce of Richmond;
two step-sons, David Brown and Nasrin of Carlsbad, CA, and Robert Brown and Cordelia of Lawrence, KS;
three grandchildren, Melissa Hall, Jason Fosbinder, and Stacy Hammond;
eleven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, Amanda, Domanic, Damon, Jason Lee, Hannah, Madelyn, Dana, Derek, and David;
ten step-grandchildren, Aidin, Arrezu, Martin, Travis, Samantha, Jayme, Carolyn, Dalton, Isabella, and Isaac; and
one step-great-grandson, Giani.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mattie Watson, two brothers, Ervin Lee Watson and Darrell E. Watson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Cole Camp, with Pastor Michael Cassidy officiating.  Burial will be in Julesburg Cemetery, Julesburg, Colorado.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to First United Methodist Church Flower Garden or United Methodist Women in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.