Kizzie Rebecca Brown 1933 - 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kizzie Rebecca Brown passed away May 10, 2018, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kizzie was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Dillon, Montana, at Barrett Hospital. Kizzie was the daughter of Coy J. Brown and Julia Gentry Brown. She joined her brother, Coy, and her sister, May Vertie, on the family ranch located on Horse Prairie Road near Armstead. Kizzie enjoyed the joys and hardships of ranch living and after related great stories of her childhood.

Kizzie attended grade school in Armstead and boarded in Dillon to attend high school. She entered Western Montana College as a home economics major, but because of a teacher shortage she was convinced to switch to elementary education.

Receiving a twoyear teaching certificate, Kizzie began her teaching career in Ennis. She later moved to Deer Lodge for three years, and during this period completed her course work to earn her four-year diploma from Western.

Her next teaching adventure was in Helena, beginning at Bryant school; she later moved to second grade at Rossiter School. While teaching in Helena, Kizzie completed a fifth-year teaching endorsement from Carroll College. During her teaching career, she was a member of the Montana Education Association and Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Teachers’ Association. She retired in 1992.

Kizzie was an avid hunter, fisherwoman, and outdoor enthusiast. She had a fantastic green thumb, transforming her barren yard into a lush landscape. She also enjoyed reading, puzzles, good music and neighborly people.

Kizzie was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister. She is survived by her nephew, Coy Brown (Amy) and grandniece, Jazmen.

Kizzie requested memorials be given to the Montana Historical Society, , P.O. Box 201201, Helena, MT 59620, or the Lewis & Clark Humane Society, P.O. Box 4455, Helena, MT 59604. She also requested no services be held. Please visit to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Kizzie.

Rest in Peace, Kizzie.