Jean Frances Brown was born August 18, 1969 to Vern and Frances (Welch) Prickett in Mitchell, SD. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1987 and attended Dakota Wesleyan University. She worked for Drake Orthodontics for a time. She married Scott Brown December 31, 1996 in Mitchell. She worked as a Health Unit Coordinator and was employed at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital for twenty-one years. Jean was an EMT, CPR Instructor, member of St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Altar Society. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and flowers. Also, Jean was a proud Navy mom.
She is survived by her husband, Scott, Alexandria, SD; her five children: Ryan Brown, West Lafayette, IN, Catie Brown and her fiancé, Corey Ditter, Mitchell, SD, Shanna Brown, Brookings, SD, Kimberlee Brown, Vermillion, SD and Christine Brown, Alexandria, SD; her mother, Frances Prickett, Mitchell, SD; grandmother, Marian Prickett, Mitchell, SD; mother-in-law, Shirley Brown, Alexandria, SD; her siblings: Vern (Korrie) Prickett, Stratford, SD, Jeff (Connie) Prickett, Mankato, MN, Julie Mellan, Jay (Roberta) Prickett, Jake (Roberta) Prickett, Jill (Clay) Mick, Jess (Rebecca) Prickett all of Mitchell, Joan (Michael) Roenfanz, Schofield Barracks, HI; sisters-in-law: Lori (Allen) Cihak, Avon, SD, Paula Brown, Rapid City, SD and Mary (Dan) Alexander, Mitchell, SD; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog, Tippy John.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vern Jr., grandparents, Sam and Mary Welch and Vern Prickett Sr; nephew, Sam Mellan and father-in-law, Robert Brown.