Shirley A. (Lowther) Brown, 79, Electronics Technician

shirley_brownShirley A. (Lowther) Brown, 79, of Haverhill, died Sunday morning, Oct. 11, at Wingate in Haverhill.

She was born in Haverhill, May 25, 1936, daughter of the late Edwin and Evelyn (Braley) Lowther. She attended Haverhill High School, worked for decades in the electronics and computer fields and was proud of obtaining her certificate as an electronics technician while at Digital Equipment Corporation. Brown enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles. She became an avid traveler later in life and visited many places in New England, New Jersey, Canada, California, New York, Virginia, Washington D.C., Spain and Italy. She loved to sew and crochet and made clothing, blankets and costumes for her children and grandchildren. Her family thanks all of the many people who befriended and watched over her during the last years of her life, including her caring friends at Phoenix Row, A Place for Sarah and Wingate at Haverhill.

She was predeceased by her husband Alden Brown and is survived by her three children, daughter Cindy O'Neill and spouse Mitchell Feig, son Ronald Brown and spouse Kyle Brown and daughter Leslie Kelly; 10 grandchildren, Charlotte, Gabrielle, Harry, Ron, Jeannie, Sean, Justin, Nathan, Lauren and Logan; dearest friend and sister at heart Jacqueline Paul; sisters and spouses Marilyn and Duane Shappell, Lillian and Donald Greenwood, Donna Malone, Brenda and Leo Homan and her brothers and spouses Norman Lowther and Kathleen Hamilton, and Russell and Sally Lowther; numerous nieces and nephews; close friend and longtime companion Richard Noyes.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service Friday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Calling hours will follow the service until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family. People wishing to contribute in lieu of flowers are asked to donate to Friends of Bethany, Bethany Community Service, Inc., 10 Phoenix Row, Haverhill Ma, 01832.