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Anita Brown

August 20, 1936 — July 28, 2023

Anita Louise Brown was born on August 20th, 1936, in Dupree, South Dakota, to Charles Leach and to Ula Marjorie Brummet, and passed away on July 28th, 2023, Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 86 years old.

Anita grew up in Dupree, South Dakota, and graduated from Dupree in 1954.  She had 3 siblings, Valera, Earl and Chuck. She moved to Arnold and met Loren Brown in 1958 and married him in August of 1959.  Together, they had 5 children and raised them in Stapleton, North Platte, Sutherland, and Tryon. They settled in Arnold in 1990.  She worked in the health care field as a CNA and later in childcare.

Anita loved camping, fishing, and boating, and she cherished her grandchildren and spending summer with them.

Anita was loved by many and was kind and caring to everyone she met. She loved to cook, and Christmas was very important to her, as she always wanted her family together.  She took great joy in hosting family reunions in Arnold. She loved to garden and had a beautiful yard and flowers.

Anita is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Marjorie Leach, in-laws, Alma and Gladys Brown, son, Mark Brown, grandson, Tucker Brown, sister and brother-in-law, Valera and Clyde Pickett, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Charlotte Nansel, and brother-in-law, Jim Brown.

Anita is survived by her beloved husband, Loren of North Platte, son, Rod (Twila) of Paxton, daughter-in-law, Tina Warner of Carthage, Texas, son, Todd (Kathy) Brown, Derwyn (Carolyn) Brown all from North Platte, and daughter, Heidi (Bart) Sinner of Springtown, Texas, brother, Earl (Pat) Leach of Carter Lake, Iowa, brother Chuck (Dianna) Leach of Grand Island, Nebraska, as well as by seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial Services will be Monday, September 11, 2023, at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church in Arnold, NE with Pastor Irv Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in the Arnold Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Arnold are assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

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