Former Cozad Resident: Julia Brown, age 81 (1932-2013)

Julia Brown, 81, of Chandler, Arizona, died Saturday, July 20th, 2013, at Total Care Assisted Living in Chandler.

Julia was born February 25th, 1932, at Hastings, Nebraska, to Albert and Anna (Lindeman) Herbek. She graduated from Cozad High School. During school Julia worked as an usher at the Rialto Theatre. She had also spent some time working at the local shoe store.

On September 10th, 1949, she married Kenneth H. Brown. The couple made their home at Cozad, Nebraska, where Ken was employed at the hay mills and later at Doc’s 66 Station, while Julia cared for the family. In most recent years, Julia made her home in Chandler since February of 2011 to be close to her family.

Julia loved animals and also loved to garden. She took great pride in her yard and landscaping.

Julia is preceded in death by her husband in 2005; four brothers-in-law, Harold Sweeney and Lawrence, Lloyd and Wayne Brown and sister-in-law, Margaret Garcia.

Survivors include her son, Larry (Pam) Brown of Chandler, Arizona; sister Beverly Sweeney of Cozad; brother, Bob (Debbie) Herbek of Lincoln, Nebraska; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Sam) Stelk of Grand Island, Nebraska and Elnora Ryckman of Mohave Valley, Arizona; three grandsons, Dana (Leah) Brown of Queen Creek, Arizona, Chad Brown of Chandler, Cory Brown of Queen Creek, Arizona and five great-grandchildren, Madison, Rain, River, Caleb and Carter.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 2nd, 2013, at 11 a.m. a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad.

A private inurnment will be held in the Cozad Cemetery.

Visitation for memorial book signatures will be held on Thursday, August 1st, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Berryman Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

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