Gladys C. Brown

HALLOWELL – Gladys C. Brown, 91, formally of Randolph, Maine, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 of old age.

While she was on this earth, Gladys touched many people’s lives with her kind nature, understanding, and positive outlook on life.

She was born in Augusta, Maine, on Dec. 15, 1929, the daughter of Charles F. Chase and Winnifred (Sanborn) Chase.

Gladys was a 1947 graduate of Cony High School.

Prior to her retirement in 1982, she worked for the State of Maine Department of Conservation for over 30 years.

Not being one to sit on her laurels after retirement she volunteered for the Augusta General Hospital Auxiliary for 32 years and devoted over 5000 hours of service. She was very active in the class of 1947’s reunion committee, working with some of her classmates and dear friend Raymond Pepin over 70 years. When she was in her 80s, Gladys took a one day a week clerical job at Acadia Auto Auction in Richmond. She enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the auction and was treated wonderfully by her fellow workers, who made her feel special.

Gladys and her husband Ben, who predeceased her, thoroughly enjoyed camping and, through their adventures, made many wonderful and close friends over the years.

Gladys was also preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Barry.

She is survived by her loving son, Dr. Charles E. Brown and his wife Kathryn of Naples, Maine, and granddaughter, Makayla Brown of West Vail, Colorado. Gladys had one especially close and caring niece, Carolyn McLaughlin of Readfield, Maine, whom she thought the world of, and a nephew, Gary Brown of Foxboro, Massachusetts who kept in regular and close contact with her.

Due to COVID-19 issues, there will be no public visiting hours and no public service at this time. Spring burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Augusta, Maine.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at

Gladys had a special place in her heart for our canine friends. Memorial donations may be made to: Kennebec Valley Humane Society,

10 Pet Haven Lane

Augusta, ME 04330.

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