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Barbara Jean Brown

February 27, 2023

Barbara Jean Brown passed away peacefully February 22, 2023, with her family and friends surrounding her. She was born to Madeline and John Kaus on November 26, 1945, in Newport, Washington. The Priest River Mortuary, 43 Wisconsin Street, Priest River, will hold a viewing at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, with graveside services at 11 a.m.

Family and Friends are invited to a luncheon at Popeye's Bar in Priest River following the graveside service. There will be a memorial service held in Bonners Ferry this spring.

Barbara graduated from Priest River High School and later married the love of her life, Richard Brown, in 1965 in Priest River. Barbara’s first job was at Boyd's Grocery, where she worked as a clerk, on Sam's Corner. She later worked as a waitress at Pantry Café in Newport. Shortly after she started working for the local post office part time.

Barbara and Richard relocated to Bonners Ferry in 1977. During this time, she became involved with the Youth Accountability Board and Child Safety. Shortly later after relocating and, working with the local post office, Barbara became the postmaster at the Post Office in Eastport until she retired.

Everyone who knew her knew her love for animals! Her dog Mulligan was well known at the Eastport Post Office, as her second hand.

Barbara and Richard had their first child Lisa in 1967, second child Rich in 1969, and their third child Rodney in 1972.

Barbara’s passions were her rose garden, flower garden, cultivating tomatoes, and her biggest passion of all was decorating for holidays, especially Christmas. A

fter retiring from the Post Office, she became involved with Second Chance Animal Shelter, which led her to support and become a board member with Caring People for Animals until the closure of the business. Barbara volunteered many hours in the community. The love that Barbara had for her family was clear to anyone who met her.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband Richard and their children Rich and Rodney (Jennifer) Brown, grandkids Rachel (Casey) Langford, Shane, Gary (Brianna), John, Chase, and Casey Brown, great-grandkids Castyn and Bailey Langford and many cousins, nieces, and nephews who loved her dearly.

Barbara is preceded in death by her daughter Lisa, parents Madeline and John Kaus, and mother- and father-in-law Mary and Richard Denton.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Second Chance Animal Shelter, 6557 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.

Sherman Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are welcome to visit their website at www.shermancampbell.com.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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