Lura Lankford Brown

Lura Lankford Brown

January 20, 1919 - December 4, 2017

Lura Lankford Brown was called by God to come home to Him on Dec. 4, 2017 after almost 99 years on this earth. She was such a bright light in so many lives and she will be missed immeasurably by more people than she could ever imagine.

On Jan. 20, 1919 she was born at home in Paluxy, TX to Clinton and Maggie Slater Lankford. After her father returned from serving in the Great War, she was finally given a name. She had three other sisters, Dorothy Shaw, Bettye Baggett and Mary Watkins. Lura was always family-oriented and never met a stranger. She always had a smile for everyone. She was known for her sunny attitude and her wit.  Her philosophy of life was that you are going to be as happy as you make up your mind to be.

She married Leldon Brown in 1936 and they had four children. She was an outstanding homemaker, wife and mother. She was an expert seamstress and cook. Gardening was her passion and she never met a plant she didn’t like! Her family never lacked for love and attention.

Throughout her life she was an avid participant in her community. She was active in church activities in Levelland, Brady and San Marcos. She was a Brownie scout leader, delivered Meals on Wheels, and was active in Home Demonstration Clubs. She loved traveling over the U.S. and the world and taking summer trips with her three daughters.  What fun they had! She also loved to play cards and games with her friends and being a Red Hat member.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sisters, and a granddaughter, Kris Ann Brown Lewis. She is survived by her son Leldon Brown, Jr. (Teresa) of Missouri City, TX; her daughters Linda Vetters (Clifford) of San Marcos, TX, Kathryn Smith of Ovilla, TX, and Nila Kenley (Bruce) of Levelland, TX; her grandchildren Jo Lynn Moutran (Mike) of Ft. Worth, TX, Leldon Brown III (Michele) of Austin, TX, Greg Vetters (Sunny) of Peachtree City, GA, Jason Vetters (Sue) of Smyrna, GA, Kelly Pickar (Ted) of Ferris, TX, Mark Kenley of San Angelo, TX, and Amy Kenley of Levelland, TX, and 11 great-grandchildren, whom she loved with all her heart.

A special thank you goes to the loving caregivers at Brookdale South and CTMC Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church in San Marcos, TX.

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