Helen Brown

03/03/1939 — 03/08/2024

From Richland, WA | Born in El Paso, TX

Funeral Service

Sat, March 30, 2024, 1:00 pm
Einan’s at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA US 99352

Graveside Service

Sat, March 30, 2024, 3:00 pm
Sunset Gardens
915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352

Helen Brown

Helen Williams Brown was born on March 3, 1939 in El Paso, Texas. She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Estella Williams. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2024, surrounded by her family.
Helen was educated in the public schools of El Paso, Texas. In 1956, Helen’s senior year of high school, her family relocated from El Paso to Richland, WA due to her father’s military service. It was there that she met her sweetheart Norris Brown. She graduated from Columbia High School class of 1957. The high school sweethearts were married on July 13, 1958. From there, they lived a life together full of love, happiness, and friendship.
After graduation, Helen worked for over 30 years at the Westinghouse Hanford site until her retirement in 1995.
Helen was a very loving and kind person who had a passion for nurturing others. She truly enjoyed shopping trips with her husband and daughter, Michelle. Many people loved her for her generous spirit, warm and bubbly personality, and the many times she made herself available to share her wisdom. She was a great listener who offered great advice and was good at making others feel at ease. Her love and kindness drew others to her. One of her favorite things to do was buy flowers and plants to decorate the inside of her home and her yard. If she wasn’t found gardening, she could be found in the casinos where she enjoyed making new friends and money. One of her favorite things to do with her husband was snowboard south each winter to Arizona in their RV. Helen will always be remembered for sharing her beautiful smile and kind heart with others.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Parks and her sister, Frances Wilson.
Those who will cherish Helen’s fond and precious memories: her loving husband, Norris Brown; her daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Barry Palmore; one brother Alphonso (Francine) Parks; brother-in-law C.W. Brown, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and dear friends.

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  • Prayers for peace and love to the family. She will be missed by many…

    Tracy McGrath
    April 5, 2024
  • Helen was the sweetest lady. I spent alot of late nights with her. I loved hearing her stories. She will be truly missed. Love you Helen.

    Angie Wanner
    March 30, 2024
    Pendleton, Or.
  • Helen was a beautiful person inside and out. Was always willing to give a listen or a little advice. I first met Helen when I went to work in the 308 building at Hanford. I have always felt that Helen was instrumental in introducing me to my wonderful husband, Norris Johnson , now of all most 29 years. I worked with Helen for many years until my group moved to the 306 Building. Helen was a blessing to all who knew her. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all her family.

    Sharon Johnson
    March 29, 2024
  • Helen’s obituary above tells the true story. She was friendly and warm. Always wearing a smile. She and Norris are both so generous. Every year they brought me fruit from their friend’s fields in Oregon. And whenever they picked cherries, I also benefitted. I already miss her, even though I didn’t see her all that often. Just knowing she’s not there anymore is so depressing. I am still shocked at her passing. It is such a bummer. She was one of a kind – rest in Peace, Helen. I couldn’t have had a kinder neighbor.

    Mary Becker
    March 27, 2024
    Richland, WA
  • We have many fun memories with Helen and Norris at many Bomber games and trips to tournaments. Helen was a kind and fun lady.

    Roy & Nancy (Erlandson) Ballard
    March 27, 2024
    Richland, WA
  • I’m going to miss your talks, advice and your laughter Auntie. Until we meet again… ❤️

    March 25, 2024
  • Norris, Michelle and Berry, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Helen was an awesome person and I will always have fond memories of our work time together.

    Ron Gouge
    March 25, 2024
    Henderson, NV
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