Sarah Rebecca Bowers Brown
Died: July 30, 2019
Sarah Rebecca Bowers Brown, 88, of Greeneville passed away peacefully and stepped into her heavenly reward on Tuesday at Canterfield Assisted Living Facility in Oak Ridge, surrounded by her family.
Becky was born February 13th, 1931 in Greeneville, Tennessee to Rod and Annie Bowers. Her parents brought her home to the farm to meet her brother Rod Jr, Myrna and Mildred.
Becky was preceded in death by her parents Rod and Annie Bowers and her brother Rodney, his wife Louise, brother in laws Johnny Tolliver and J C Wilhoit, and by her husband of 66 years Billy Joe Brown, who passed on February 19th of this year.
After high school Becky worked the fountain at the F&P Drug Store along with her sister Mildred, where she met Billy, and they were soon married. Becky began one of the toughest careers she could have chosen: An Army Wife. A job that would require her to posses the qualities of both mother and father, be a perfect hostess, and handle every emergency imaginable. She would cheerfully move her family nine times in twenty years. A job that required a strong caring heart that loved the Lord.
Becky followed Billy to Texas, Berlin, Germany, Fort Knox, then back to Wiesbaden Germany, then finally to the small German village of Weilbach, where Billy finally retired after 40 years of service to our nation. Their final move was to their quiet home in Tusculum.
Becky was proud that she had worked for the Department of Defense in Frankfurt, assisting soldiers moving in and out of Germany. She handled their transfer orders and made sure their personal belongings arrived safely to their new base. She said “It was kind of like being their mother.”
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greeneville and the Ruth Sunday School Class. She served as Outreach Leader. She was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Becky is survived by her son Scott and his wife Jackie Brown of Elizabethton, and their Daughter Deborah and her husband Terry Mullins of Oak Ridge.
Becky has Four Amazing Grand Children: Bradley Brown married to Jenna of Palo Alto California, Whitney married to Joshua Siverajan of Elizabethton, Alex Mullins married to Meghan Mullins of Knoxville and Melissa married to Terry Jay of Oak Ridge.
Becky loved her five great grandchildren: Luca, Roan, Priyalana, Oliver and Nayva and has two more on the way. We have so much to tell them about Oma and Opa. Also, her two sisters Mildred Wilhoit and Myrna Toliver, and several nieces and nephews. And very special friends Bernd and Elke van Haaren of Weilbach, Germany and Katheryn Bowman.
The family would like to thank the staff at Canterfield Assisted Living Facility and Covenant Hospice.
Receiving of Friends will be Friday, August 2nd, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home from 12 – 1 pm. The funeral will follow at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joey Tillery and Scott Brown officiating. Burial will follow at GraceLand Memorial Gardens.
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