Rebecca B. Brown
Rebecca “Beckie” Berry Brown, 68, of Kerrville died on Aug. 26, 2018, in Kerrville.
She was born on July 2, 1950, in Uvalde to Mary (English) and Robert “Bob” O’Rell Berry Sr.
She attended Uvalde High School, then Southwest Texas Junior College. She obtained medication aide certification from St. Philip’s College in San Antonio. For 24 years she worked as a medication aide at several nursing homes in the Kerrville and Fredericksburg area. She retired in 2012. She recently began working as a receptionist for Community Council of South Central Texas.
The family says she was one of the first certified EMT’s in Uvalde County in the early 1970s. She was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Uvalde.
Her ex-husband and father of her children, Sterling “Red” Brown, was a lifelong friend who the family says stood by her through good and bad times for more than 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her father; older brother, Robert “Bo” O’Rell Berry Jr.; grandparents, Lucille and WT Berry and Sallie and Tom English; and stepfather, Jack Hans.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathie Brown Smith of Belen, New Mexico, and Jennie Mills and husband, Len, of Center Point; brother, Roger Lee Berry and wife, Sharon; and mother, Mary E. Hans, all of Uvalde; seven grandchildren, Jake Valenzuela and wife, Tiffany, and Aaron Valenzuela, all of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Levi Mills, Lexi Mills and Blake Mills, all of Center Point, Jacob Mills of Moore and Matt Mills of San Angelo; aunt, Margaret English Renfro of Uvalde; great-grandson, James Cash Valenzuela of Las Cruces, New Mexico; ex-husband, of Bandera; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family members.
Memorial services were held on Sunday Sept. 2, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Hilltop Village Nursing Center Chapel in Kerrville.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels Kerrville.