Obituary of Julia Brown

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Julia Brown

March 18, 1953 - January 4, 2014

The Hampton Union, January 7, 2014

Julia BrownHAMPTON — Julia Brown, 60, of Hampton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, with her family and friends by her side, after a seven-year battle with Pick's disease, a rare form of dementia.

Julia was born March 18, 1953, in Exeter, and was a lifelong resident of Hampton. She was educated in the Hampton School District, having graduated from Winnacunnet High School with the Class of 1971. Julia went on receive a bachelor of science degree in business from the University of New Hampshire with the Class of 1975, and a juris doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., in 1979. She was very active in her town, having served as moderator of the Hampton School Board and in the American Legion Auxiliary.

Julia worked for the New Hampshire Department of Safety as a hearings examiner and held several prominent board positions during her tenure. She served as the chairperson of the New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Industry Board and the administrator for the Board of Manufactured Housing. Additionally, Julia owned and operated a successful private practice in Hampton's Depot Square, serving many local clients at the beginning of her career. Throughout her life, Julia also worked in family businesses such as Depot Honda, Hampton Coach, and New England Old Car Barn.

She was a talented cook, gardener and artist, having enjoyed stained-glass work, ceramics and music. Her favorite place in the world was Plaice Cove Beach in Hampton, where locals would frequently see her enjoying the sand and seawater on summer days.

Julia is survived by her children, Jenny and Carleton Simpson; her parents, Stanwood S. and Jewell (Sherburne) Brown; her brother, Arthur M. Brown and his wife, Corrine M.; her nephew, Blake A. Brown; and her special friends Sandy and Peter Bronstein.

SERVICES: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Julia's name to the Hampton Historical Society, P.O. Box 1601, Hampton, NH 03843, where Julia is a life member. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton.

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