Oct. 8, 1946 –Dec. 23, 2014
Paula Jean Brown was a gentle, generous soul: lover of animals, children, travel, satire, fashion and literature. She was born and raised in San Gabriel, Calif., and graduated from San Gabriel High School. Subsequently she attended the University of Southern California on a full scholarship where she earned her teaching credentials and joined the Delta Gamma fraternity. She maintained life-long relationships with her DG sisters and throughout life Paula embodied the Delta Gamma motto “do good.”
She enjoyed working with children and was grateful for her experiences as an educator, including working at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano for over 25 years. In addition to being-warmhearted and good-natured, Brown was quirky and unconventional. She was well known for her irreverent sense of humor, affinity for bringing home wounded birds and animals and her paper routing skills.
Brown spent the majority of her adult life residing in Laguna Beach. Here she met and married Mac Brown [F. Mackenzie Brown], raised her daughter and her many pets. Her favorite things included her annual walking trips in Europe, jogging on the beach and grappling with the NY Times crossword puzzle.
She is survived by her husband Mac Brown, her brother Roger Brown and her daughter Mackenzie Elizabeth. She was also actively engaged in the growth and development of Mac’s children, Brenton and Jennifer, and could never get enough time with the grandchildren Julien, Theo and Devon.
Brown met the challenges of pancreatic cancer with poise and laughter. You are loved and missed….Fight On!
A memorial will be held for Brown in Laguna Beach on March 1, 2015. If you have any PB stories feel free to share them with [email protected]