Elva Lee Brown, age 84, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont, after a lengthy illness. She left this life with her daughter and grandaughter’s loving arms around her. Elva was born in Orange on April 24, 1932. She was a nurturing mother and grandmother who loved painting, crocheting, knitting, and arts & crafts, many of which she donated to needy children, nursing home residents, and U.S. veterans. She loved to travel, and lived in Alabama, Hawaii, and Washington through the years, until she came full circle back to Texas in November 2015.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Sonnier Semar and step father Arsan Semar and many other relatives.
Those left behind to share her memory are her son Blain Steven Brown of Hemphill, TX, daughter Teresia Anniece Brown of West Orange, TX, and son Richard Allen Brown of Kent, WA., two grandchildren, Rachael Brown of Austin, TX and Chad Brown of Bridge City, TX., two great grandchildren, Ian Brown of Houston and Cole Brown of Bridge City, cousins Homer James Spell of Buna, Amy Crownover of Orange, Beth Ann Martin of Biloxi, and the many friends that she made throughout her life. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may make a contribution to the Elva Lee Brown Memorial fund to help Elva’s family during this difficult time. She will always be our loving Angel watching over us and will live in our hearts forever.

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