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Joan Elizabeth Brown, 98

| January 31, 2024 1:00 AM

Joan Elizabeth Brown passed away in her home Jan. 5, 2024.

Private family time preceded burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Allen Brown, her loving husband of 62 years, passed away in 2007. They are now together forever with the Lord.

Joan was born in LaCrescenta-Montrose, Calif., in 1925. After graduating Glendale High School, she worked as a stenographer at Lockheed Aircraft Corp. during World War II.

In 1945, she married her sweetheart Allen Brown, a radio operator ensign in the Merchant Marines. Together they raised their loving children in Southern California. During that time, they established and pastored an Assembly of God Church, where Joan served at the pastor’s wife, pianist and Sunday School teacher. Later in life Allen retired as a Christian marriage and family counselor.

In 1984, they moved to Sandpoint. There, Joan joined the Oden Bay Bees women in monthly support of maintaining the Oden Community Hall. Joan faithfully attended Sandpoint’s weekly community women’s bible study called After God’s Heart for 25 years.

Joan was a sweet spirited, cheerful, caring, attentive wife, mother and friend. She was dearly loved and cherished by her family.

Joan is survived by her loving children, daughter Betty Jo (Dominick) Curto, son Doug Brown and daughter Jeanie (Neal) Hewitt; four grandchildren, Jessica (Kevin) Thomas in California, Chris (Holly) Curto, Jenny May Curto in Portland, Ore., and Ben (Heather) Curto.

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Family and friends are invited to sign Joan’s online guest book at

Arrangements are under the care of Coffelt Funeral Service.

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