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Judith Eve Brown, 70

Judith Eve Brown of Brandon, Vt., a former Westport resident, died Nov. 27 at home. She was 70.

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Judith Eve Brown: Staples grad. Contributed photo

An obituary supplied by her family said she lived the last five and half years in a continual dance of spirit contending with ovarian cancer and scleroderma.

She pursued treatment across the spectrum of traditional and non-traditional medicine. Her hard-earned learning taught her to listen to her own body, and it was her wish that her obituary encourage women everywhere: “listen to, and trust, your body.”

In her words, “The more you accept where you are, your mind then isn’t in a constant struggle…and then your life doesn’t revolve around it. . . You know me, I never liked guns, I’m not a fighter, but I’m aggressive about knowledge. The more you can learn. . . to make your inner terrain healthier, the more empowered you are.” She understood a basic principle that you can’t fight and heal at the same time.

Judy Eve’s symbol was the heart, hearts are abound in her home and her husband Tom, was at the center of hers. She loved her family madly, “to the moon and back.” She relished gardening, long days at the ocean side in Cape Cod, skiing in the mountains and watching her kids ski races.

Every December, she transformed the Brown household into a Christmas wonderland with world crafts she had gathered across the years of working beside her husband, at the cozy gift shop they created together, Browns of Brandon. Together, with their shop, they brought their own magic to their town and celebrated their 40th by closing the doors as a gift to themselves.

Born July 19, 1946 in Manhattan, she grew up in Munich, Germany, and Westport, where she graduated from Staples High School. She attended Greenwich Nursing School and enjoyed a short, yet fulfilling, time as an OR Nurse at Rutland Hospital.

She was the mother of love and hugs. Her spirit lives on through her husband, Tom Brown; daughter Kristi Brown Lovell and husband Evan Lovell and their three daughters, Lucia, Isobel and Evelyn of Stowe, Vt.; son Todd Thomas Brown of the San Francisco Bay area; daughter Megan Brent and husband Rick Brent and their two children, Madison and Harper of Park City, Utah. Her faithful four-legged love, HildeBear, will miss her. She also leaves behind brother James Gregory and Mickey Gregory of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; and sister Betty Carrol of New York.

A celebration of life will be held at on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m at The Brandon Inn in Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, she wished for support of Dartmouth Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Friends of the Earth, and Brandon Rescue Squad.

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