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Karen Sue Brown

Last updated 25 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 31 Aug 1952 in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States

Died: 29 Jun 2015 in Johnstown, Weld County, Colorado, United States

Father: Theodore Brown (? – 2015)

Mother: Bertha ____ (? – 2015)

Supporting evidence for:
name

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes name (Karen Sue Brown).

obituary-cora-mcquisten-2008: Obituary for Cora E. (Spear) McQuisten (2008); Miller Funeral Home (https://www.millerfh.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), Miller Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory – Downtown (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes married name (Karen McQuisten).

obituary-edwin-mcquisten-2007: Obituary for Edwin F. McQuisten (2007); Miller Funeral Home (https://www.millerfh.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), Miller Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory – Downtown (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), published after 2 Jul 2007

Comment: Source includes first name (Karen).

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birth

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes location (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) and date (August 31, 1952).

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death

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes location (Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Johnstown, Colorado) and date (June 29, 2015).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: <private>

Married: 8 Nov 1997 in Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes location (Pitman, New Jersey) and date (November 8, 1997) of marriage of David Eugene McQuisten and Karen Sue Brown.

obituary-cora-mcquisten-2008: Obituary for Cora E. (Spear) McQuisten (2008); Miller Funeral Home (https://www.millerfh.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), Miller Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory – Downtown (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Comment: Source notes Dave McQuisten and Karen ______ are married.

obituary-edwin-mcquisten-2007: Obituary for Edwin F. McQuisten (2007); Miller Funeral Home (https://www.millerfh.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), Miller Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory – Downtown (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), published after 2 Jul 2007

Comment: Source notes that Dave [McQuisten] and Karen were married.

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Child: <private>

Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado, United States

Memorial Service: (at First Church of the Nazarene) 3 Jul 2015 at Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado, United States

Employment: at Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado, United States

Employment: at Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado, United States

Employment: (secretary) at Milford, Sussex County, Delaware, United States

Employment: at Washington, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States

Employment: at Washington, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States

Cemetery: (Yuma Cemetery) at Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes location (Yuma, Colorado).

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes location (First Church of the Nazarene in Yuma, Colorado) and date (July 3, 2015).

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes employer (Alco) and location (Yuma, Colorado).

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes employer (Kirkpatrick Bank) and location (Castle Rock, Colorado).

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes occupation (secretary), employer (Church of the Nazarene), and location (Milford, Delaware).

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes employer (WAWA Food Service) and location (Washington Township, New Jersey).

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes employer (Summit Bank) and location (Washington Township, New Jersey).

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Yuma Cemetery) and location (Yuma, Colorado).

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Attributes

Residence: 2 Jul 2007 at Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado, United States

Residence: 3 Mar 2008 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

obituary-edwin-mcquisten-2007: Obituary for Edwin F. McQuisten (2007); Miller Funeral Home (https://www.millerfh.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), Miller Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory – Downtown (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), published after 2 Jul 2007

Comment: Source includes location (Castle Rock, CO) and obituary date of 2 Jul 2007.

obituary-cora-mcquisten-2008: Obituary for Cora E. (Spear) McQuisten (2008); Miller Funeral Home (https://www.millerfh.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), Miller Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory – Downtown (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes location (Castle Rock, CO) and obituary date (1 Mar 2008).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Karen was a high school graduate, and enjoyed photography, creating personal calendars for family, hiking, touring, and her grandchildren. [obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015]

She was deeply committed to husband David's ministry. [obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Karen's obituary lists Orvetta Louise as having preceded her in death. The obituary doesn't seem to include her as a sister, but that might be a typo. [obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015]

Karen's obituary lists Gary Allen as having preceded her in death. It is not known what his relationship is to Karen. [obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015]

Karen's obituary lists great-grandson Michael William (presumably the grand-son of Heather) and grandson Aedan Bowker (presumably the son of Shannon), but does not clarify those possible relationships. [obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015]

Karen's obituary lists a surviving sister-in-law, Gertrude Brown, who is presumably the wife of one of Karen's deceased brothers; either Randolph or Theodore, Jr. [obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

obituary-karen-mcquisten-2015: Obituary for Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten (2015); Baucke Funeral Home (https://www.yumafuneralhome.com: accessed 23 April 2018), Baucke Funeral Home – Yuma (Yuma, Colorado), published about 30 Jun 2015

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