Gazel Pauline Brown

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Gazel Pauline Brown

June 05, 1923 - March 12, 2019

Gazel Pauline Brown (Rose), a long-time resident of the Mundy's Corner area, died Tuesday, March 12th, at Allegany Nursing and Rehab Center in Cumberland, MD. Born in 1923 in Nanty Glo, Gazel, one of five siblings, found the love of her life which would result in 63 blissful years of marriage to her husband Russell Earl Brown. Despite Russ' deployment to Europe during World War-II, Gazel and Russ graced the world with two children, Russell (Butch) Sherman Brown and Shirley Carol (Brown) Dyson. They gave Pap and Gram the joy of a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On their farm, Gram enjoyed helping pap with chores, maintaining a well-manicured lawn and tending a robust garden. She loved their horses as much as she enjoyed baking and socializing. A person could not stop by to visit without a warm embrace and fresh cookies or blueberry pie. Depending on the time of day, Gram would serve up stacks of silver dollar pancakes or her homemade pierogies. She and Pap enjoyed their summers camping at Raystown Lake so much that they eventually packed up and moved from the house that Pap built in Mundy's Corner, and set up a new home in Huntingdon County to enjoy their golden years. Gazel is preceded in death by her father, Harold Rose; mother, Ethel (Whitsell) Rose; husband, Russ; son, Butch; and siblings, Melda, Harold Junior, Hobert, and Bonita. She is survived by daughter, Shirley (Brown) Dyson; sister, Bernice (Rose) Silbaugh; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Gram's family was the center of her life. From her arrival into this world in the bustling coal-mining town of Nanty-Glo, Gram was the Lord's good and faithful servant. She attended the Pike Grace Brethren Church in Mundy's Corner, then became a devout member of the Beavertown Bible Church in Todd, PA after she and Russ moved. Gazel was destined to bring grace into our lives and ultimately enter in to her eternal home with Christ. These words could never begin to tell the story of a wife, mother, grandmother, and matriarch that touched so many. Family and friends will be received to share their memories on Friday, Mar. 15th, 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. 1521 Frankstown Rd. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., "Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care". Condolences may be made at
Published on March 13, 2019
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