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November 23, 2022, Carolyn Brown, 85

Carolyn (Stewart) Brown, 85, of Creston, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at her home in Creston, IA.
A Celebration of Life Service, was held with family receiving friends from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and service to follow at 11:00 on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Powers Funeral Home at 601 New York Ave., Creston, Iowa. Pastor Tony Thurston, of the First Christian Church will be officiating the service. Lunch will be served following the service at the First Christian Church on Townline Road in Creston. Burial will be at the East Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, IA. after luncheon approximately 2:00 p.m.
Carolyn Ann (Stewart) Brown, daughter of Roy Franklin and Bernice Louise (Davidson) Welch, was born on May 1, 1937. Carolyn attended Lenox school graduating with the class of 1955 as valedictorian. On June 23, 1955, Carolyn was united in marriage to Frank B. Stewart in Lenox, settling in the Creston area. From this union came their daughter, Lisa was born and the two later divorced. In October of 1978 began her career as being the first customer service representative for the First National Bank and remained for 27 years retiring in May of 2006.
Carolyn took much pleasure in being a very active mother, helping with dance, girl scouts and the P.T.A. She could easily become a mother to everyone and in many cases was. Many years later was married and divorced.
Carolyn as a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Creston and a former member of the First United Church of Lenox. As a teenager Carolyn and her two sisters would sing while their mother would read the church prayer.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa (husband Denny) Quam of Creston, Ia.; her two sisters, Mary Louise Stewart of Hardin, Mont. and Vonda Jean Rankin of Ames, Ia.; a grandson, Derek (wife Elizabeth) Quam of Boone, Ia.; four great-grandchildren; Darian 8, Shaun 7, Nayeli 4, and Jace 11 months, two nieces and three nephews.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frank Stewart, and brother in-law, Berle Stewart.
Memorials will be given to the First Christian Church and or the Creston Arts Center. Online condolences can be given at

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