Virginia M. Brown (Schwab), 89, of Berkley, died Feb. 18, 2008. She was born Jan. 22, 1919, in Highland Park. Mrs. Brown attended Ferndale High School and Eastern High School. She worked for many years at Hagelstein's Bakery in Ferndale and was a lifelong metro Detroit resident. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, James R. Brown, whom she married July 11,1998; her children, Norris (Linda) Joyce, Marjorie (Peter) Lawrie and Judith (Fred) Hiegel; stepchildren Alan Brown, James M. (Denise) Brown and Karen (James) Clark; nine cherished grandchildren; and 12 beloved great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wilbert Joyce, in 1974, and by her siblings, Dorothy and Fred. Visitation Wednesday, 2-9 p.m., and funeral service Thursday, 11 a.m., will be at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W.12 Mile Road, Berkley. Final resting place will be Oakview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on February 19, 2008.
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