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Mary Ellen Brown, 58, operator of Mary Ellenís Treasure Chest on Soquel Avenue, died Thursday at her home in Santa Cruz.
Mrs. Brown a native of Kentucky, came to Santa Cruz in 1951. Her husband, Chylow Brown died in 1967.
A member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Brown was active in community affairs including the Santa Cruz High PTA, the Business and Professional Women Club and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Services will be conducted Wenesday at Whites Chapel, 138 Walnut Ave., with the Rev. Cassius Ellis officiating.
Interment will be held at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno.
Survivors includes two sons, Lowell Thomas Hunter of San Mateo and Lemuel Hunter of Palo Alto.And four daughters, Juanita Gowder and Brenda Brown both of Santa Cruz. Gladys Bunn of Palo Alto and Lavada Broen of Berkeley. A brother Willie Richardson of Cincinnati, Ohio. Four sisters Mrs. Johnnie Halsell and Justine Morgon of Detroit, Mich., Ruby Richardson of Rawletts, Ky., and Elizabeth Richardson of Bowling Green, Ky and 17 grandchildren.

Mary Ellen Brown.
Age: 58. Widow
Died: September 20, 1973. Santa Cruz, CA.
Born: August 13, 1915. Kentucky
Father: Charlie Richardson. Kentucky
Mother: Sally Beard. Kentucky
In S.C. for 22 Years.
Informant: Brenda Brown
159 Alta Ave. Santa Cruz.

Chylow Brown
Age: 77
Died: February, 1969. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Born: July 10, 1892. Illinois
S.S.N: 369-01-5968
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