Elaine Eleanor Brown

Elaine Eleanor Brown, 96, passed away Jan. 4, 2016, at Magnum Care in Adrian, Mich. Elaine was born in Garden, Mich., to Theodore and Aurora Martin, one of 10 children.

She is survived by daughter, Cherryl Innes, Addison; Ronald, Jackson; Douglas (Faye), Adrian; grandchildren, Eric Brown, California; Shana Stites, Tecumseh; Brandon, Justin and Brittany, Ohio; Lt. Col. W. Keith Innes, Alaska; three great-grandchildren; sister, Geraldine Martin; special niece, Beverly Martin; best friend Virginia Tuer and many more nieces and nephews and friends who loved her dearly.

Elaine worked at Ford in Manchester, Rawsonville and retired from Ford in Saline in 1978. She enjoyed a 37-year retirement. She spent 19 years in Florida with wonderful friends she made there. She traveled from Florida to Alaska, Hawaii and California. Also a two-month trip abroad which she loved. She returned to Michigan and took residence in Tecumseh until dementia robbed her of her independence, and then lived with her daughter. She truly believed her grandchildren were the most handsome, prettiest and the smartest. Dementia may have taken her memory, but it never took her gift of love or her wonderful smile. Treasure your mother’s love and smile, it is truly a gift from God.

Dear God, help me see your beauty in this. Help me to trust your plan and feel blessed to be a witness.

Per Elaine’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial will be held at a later date.