Ann Marie Fritz Brown
Monday, September 26, 2016
Ann Marie Fritz Brown
Feb. 1, 1971 -- Sept. 21, 2016
McCOOK, Neb. --Ann Marie Brown, age 45, passed away at Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital on Sept. 21, 2016.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1971, in Scottsbluff, Neb., and grew up in McCook. Ann graduated from McCook High School in 1989 and married Matthew Brown of Culbertson, Neb., on July 8, 1989. They had three children, Randy, Angela and Ryan.
Between 1989 and 1993, Ann moved with Matt to Colorado Springs, Colo., during his service in the United States Army and they returned to the Culbertson and McCook area in 1993.
In 1993, Ann began her career as a certified nursing assistant and later became a licensed practical nurse. She worked for nursing homes and assisted living residents in McCook and surrounding areas, until she passed away on Sept. 21, 2016.
Ann was an amazing woman who put much pride into being a nurse. She always put others before herself. She cherished her granddaughter and spent much of her spare time with her doing arts and crafts and taking long walks in search of turkey feathers. We couldn't ask for a more perfect wife, mother and grandmother.
Ann loved gardening and capturing the beauty of nature. She was "up" for doing anything, whether it was bicycling, tubing down the river or hunting and fishing with her husband, Matt. Wherever she went she brought laughter, love and compassion to those lucky enough to have met her. Ann was very blessed to have been loved by seven parents, her children and extended family.
Ann is survived by her husband, Matt Brown of McCook; her children, Randy Brown, wife, Melanie and granddaughter, Riley Ann Brown of McCook, Angela Brown of McCook and Ryan Brown of McCook; parents, Ron Fritz, Carol Lashley, Zona Fritz, Art Lashley, Cecilia Swain, Lyle Bell, and Gay Bell; siblings, Michael (Shelley) Fritz of Globe, Ariz., Heather (Matt) Knea, Suzy (Matt) Falkingburg, Nicole Hollers, James J. VonLoh, Matthew Fritz, Tammy Gregory, Tracy Warner, Steve Bell, and Tristan Yakle; and numerous aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Funeral services will be at the Evangelical Free Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Lester. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name. Condolences may be left online at herrmannfh.com. Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the Evangelical Free Church im McCook.
Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.