Sheila Ann Brown

October 22, 1953 ~ December 13, 2019 (age 66)



Sheila Ann Brown, the daughter of Robert W Brown, Jr. and Earnestine Deering was born October 22, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa.  She graduated from Des Moines Technical High School before moving to the West coast.  She was a geneology fanatic and the family historian.       Sheila was an avid reader who loved research; and then sharing the information she found.

Sheila lived and worked in several cities where she honed her administrative skills. She lived in Omaha, Detroit, New Berlin, WI and finally she moved back to Des Moines.

Sheila was a long time employee of Kaiser Permanente. She taught college level classes in typing and homemaking skills to many young women, without stepping foot in a class room. She had always wanted to be a fashion designer. She had a knack for color  and dressing well. To that end she also loved shopping and decorating. Sheila liked bowling and started her own teams. She could sing and was a good cook. That dressing and her greens were special treats.  But Sheila’s greatest gift was caregiving. She actually came back to Des Moines to care for her parents and other relatives. Patient and dependable, Sheila was there.

Sheila passed away suddenly on December 13, 2019 at the age of 66. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Brown, Jr., her step father, Andrew Deering and her sister, Anita L. Brown

Surviving Sheila are her mother, Earnestine Deering; her children, Nikki (Bryant) McCain, Tara L. Brown and Kellee (Pastor Ray) Smith; her        siblings, Diana Brown, David Brown and Joseph Deering; 13 grand       children; 1 great grandchild; special cousin, Dorothy Anderson and special friends, Linda Cavil and Sharon Foster, assistant care givers, JoAnn Rose and Margaret Wright, along with a host of extended family and friends.


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Visitation (with family present)
December 18, 2019

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313

Funeral Service
December 19, 2019

1:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313

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