Gloria M. Brown, 79, of 253 Lake Flower Ave., Saranac Lake, died on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1934, in Malone, the daughter of Walter Lewis and Patricia (Fletcher) Lavery.
Gloria was a graduate of Saranac Lake High School. She married Allen P. Brown on Nov. 26, 1955. He predeceased her on April 28, 2004.
She was a home day-care provider for several years and worked at the National Army Store prior to her retirement.
She is survived by one son, Allen Brown and his wife Karen of Florida; three daughters: Debra Conway, Brenda Reeve and her husband Cristian of Vermontville, and Terry Buckley and her husband Robert of Saranac Lake; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Patricia "Katherine" Kubli of Plattsburgh; one brother-in-law, Harold Engelhart of Glenfield; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Tippy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers: Walter "Stan" Lewis and Frankie Lewis; and one sister, Nancy Engelhart.
Gloria loved to take her chances on raffle drawings and play the lottery. She was very lucky and won several drawings.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 22, at St. Bernard's Church with the Rev. Bill Muench officiating. Interment will take place at Brookside Cemetery in the spring.
Friends wishing to remember Gloria Brown may make memorial contributions to the Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at www.fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.