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Mrs. Eloyce Emily Brown, 77, of Greenville, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2007 at Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Hospital, Greenville. The daughter of Walter & Harriet (Richardson) Rambo, she was born on April 3, 1930 in Cadillac. After graduating from Greenville High School in 1950, she worked as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell. On Dec. 15, 1951, in Greenville, she married Richard I. Brown. She continued her career as a telephone operator with the U.S. Army while Richard was stationed in Georgia.

After Richards discharge from the service, they returned to Greenville where they made their home and raised two children. For 32 years Eloyce was a carrier for The Daily News, in addition to volunteering with the American Cancer Society and the Greenville Area Senior Center. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she enjoyed cooking and delighted in spending time with her family.

Surviving are her husband of almost 56 years, Richard Brown of Greenville; their two children, Jeffrey & Julie Brown, and Julie & Scott Blundy, all of Greenville; three grandchildren, Malorie Brown, Anthony Blundy, and Alicia Blundy, all of Greenville; a sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte L. & Bob Harvey of Portage; siblings-in-law, Joyce Ritter of Greenville, Les & Linda Brown of Belding, Darlene Loughlin, and Sandy Bell, all of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring her wishes, private family services will be held on Monday at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Greenville, with the Rev. Dr. Joy Moore, pastor of the Greenville First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Instead of flowers, Eloyce would have appreciated memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or the Scleroderma Foundation. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Eloyces online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on December 8, 2007 at 12:00 am


    12/17/2007 –

    Mitch & Charlotte McGarry

    Dick and Family, We are so sorry about the loss of you wife, mom and grandmother. Eloyce was a special lady that everyone liked. We didn’t get to see her often but we always enjoyed visiting with her when we got together for family gatherings. We know you will miss her a lot and we’ll be praying for all of you. Love, Charlotte & Mitch

    12/10/2007 –

    Aronald & Linda Andersen

    My Favorite memory of my aunt Eloyce is being a very kind and giving person always thinking of others. To the family my prayers are with you

    12/10/2007 –

    Janice Hansen

    Dick and Family, I send my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the death of your wife, Eloyce. She was a quiet, gentle person with a wonderful smile. May your precious memories together bring you comfort and keep her alive in your thoughts forever. Sincerely, your neighbor, Janice Hansen

    12/10/2007 –

    Penny(Ritter) Barber

    Hi! I am Joyce’s niece and remember seeing Eloyce when we all got together many years ago. I also worked with her daughter Julie a “Gibsons”. I am sorry to hear of her passing and am thinking of you.

    12/10/2007 –

    Robert Brown

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Eloyce. I will always remember her beautiful and kind smile. I only have a handful of memories of Eloyce, but the ones I do have, I will cherish forever. My family and I will keep your family in our prayers.

    12/09/2007 –

    Barb & Kirk Perry

    Dear Jeff, Julie, and Malorie, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers- Love, Barb & Kirk


    uncle dick, sorry for your lost as well as ours. she is a great aunt. we all will miss her.

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