Pauline Olivia (Caldwell) Brown

BROWN, Pauline Olivia (Caldwell), Jan 29, 1928 – Jun 30, 2011. Pauline was born in Ainsworth, Nebraska to Thomas Edgar and Ora E. (Wiley) Caldwell, the seventh of eight children. In 1943 she met a sailor named M. Freeman Brown; they were married on July 29, 1944 in Modesto, California. In 1946 they moved to Ainsworth where their first child was born. Most important in Pauline’s life was her relationship with the Lord. She was a true Christian who loved reading and studying the Bible and following Christ’s teachings. As a child she wanted to be a missionary and lead others to Christ; she may not have left the continental United States, but she was truly a missionary. She taught and led by example, leading many people down the path of Christianity. Pauline had eleven children—six sons and five daughters. As time passed she became grandmother to 48 grandchildren, great-grandmother to 62 children, and great-great-grandmother to 9 children. She had a most infectious laugh and her smile would light up a room. She was never really wealthy, but she was one of the richest and most loved women ever born. She helped anyone she could find who needed a handout and she never expected or asked to be repaid. Pauline is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, eleven months and one day, Freeman Brown; six sons: Carlton Freeman and wife Wende of Carlsbad, CA, Rayond Paul and wife Lois of Omaha, Russell Leonard “Buster” of Pendleton, OR, James Dale and wife Kimberly of Claremore, OK, Gregory Wayne and wife Marilyn, and Sterling David and wife Frances, all of Pendleton, OR; five daughters: Karleen Joy and husband Lloyd of Broken Arrrow, OK, Diana Lynn and husband David of Omaha, Raylene Faye and husband Terry of Pendleton, OR, Susan Rhea of Omaha, and Karen Kay and husband KC of Pendleton, OR; 48 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lela Justina Denny of Hermiston, OR and Georgia Arthela Gregory of Campbell, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Smith Thomas Caldwell, Russell Lorain Caldwell and Arthur Bernard Caldwell; sisters, Dorma Blondina Davis and Delaine Elizabeth Cahill; one great-granddaughter, Kathryn Jean “Katie” Bohnenkamp. All SERVICES to be held at the Sunny Slope Church of Christ, 3606 North 108 Street in Omaha. VISITATION begins Tuesday at 4pm at the church with a PRAYER SERVICE at 7pm. FUNERAL will be Wednesday, 10am, with interment following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the doctors who cared for Pauline and to the extraordinary staff at the Josie Harper Hospice House where Pauline passed from this world into Heaven. You were all so kind and she grew to love you. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Pauline’s name may make it to Sunny Slope Church of Christ.

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  • Raylene Ellis Posted March 25, 2018 9:44 am

    Have you seen Daddy yet? He left us to come to you it’s been 11 days now. We tried to keep him as long as we could. I’m not sure we can be the people we’re supposed to be with both of you gone. We all depended on both of you to guide us. I know some of them will make it okay, but I feel so lost and don’t know how to get through the tough times. I still miss you every day. Love our Daddy for us, we miss him too. I love you Mama, forever.

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