Anna Grace (Brown) Naughton

    Anna Grace (Brown) Naughton, born March 8, 1914, died peacefully on October 2, 2010 in Alabaster, Alabama after a short illness.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Frances Naughton; her parents, Ruth and Tom Brown of Pikeville; brothers, Carl, John and Mose.

    She is survived by a sister, Kitty Loren of Alabaster, Alabama; brother, Ridley (Mildred) Brown of Downers Grove, Illinois; an aunt Ruby Hughes of Crossville; niece and caretaker, Pat Rand, niece Carol Urubek Downers Grove, Illinois; nephew David (Lynn) Brown of Downers Grove, Illinois; many great, and great-great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

    She completed her RN nursing degree at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. She worked at various hospitals in Louisiana, Tennessee and Arizona before becoming head surgical nurse at St. Lukes hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

    Anna married Frances Naughton in Virginia 1950. Once meeting the love of her life, she gave up her career to travel abroad with her husband to many foreign countries. They had a lifetime of experiences in the military. Once retired, they settled in Aurora, Colorado where they spent summers at their cabin in Leadville. She loved to fish, enjoyed the outdoors and visiting her neighbors in the mountains. While she lived in Aurora, she enjoyed playing billiards and won a tournament. She was an avid bridge player and loved to sew, quilt and crochet. She made all her clothes and most of her husband’s shirts. She was very frugal. She will be remembered as a very sweet lady with her baby dolls at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home, where she lived the last several years. Anna often said it was the best place in the world to be and the food was excellent.  One of the employees at Shelby Ridge said Anna taught him to always have a positive attitude. She was very much loved and will be dearly missed!

    Graveside services will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado on October 15 at 2:00 p.m.

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