2017-06-01 / Obituaries

Ellen L. Brownell

Ellen L. Brownell, 85, of Jamestown, died May 24, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Edgar Reynolds Arnold and Katherine Kerr Arnold.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dalton Edward Brownell, and leaves two beloved daughters, Katherine M. Brownell of Jamestown and Barbara R. Brownell (Chris Gerli) of St. Louis, along with special “daughter” Whitney Clarke Marzano.

She also is survived by sisters Mary Murchie and Susan Foley of Jamestown and brother William Arnold of New Market, N.H., as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ellen attended the Carr and Clarke schools in Jamestown and graduated from Rogers High School in 1950. She was employed by the Jamestown Ferry Company as a purser and was a volunteer correspondence secretary for the Jamestown Fire Department. She was a care provider for a child dear to her heart, Amy Coleman (Zayas), who kept her young for many years.

She was devoted to her family and enjoyed the company of many visitors on her front porch. She loved baking for family and friends, gardening and admiring the birds and squirrels she fed.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown. Burial was in Cedar Cemetery in Jamestown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jamestown Medical Fund or the Jamestown Fire Department.

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