Alberta Rose Kepner Brown

Published in The Washington Post on June 8, 2010

ALBERTA ROSE KEPNER BROWN (Age 88) On Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Shady
Grove Adventist Hospital, Gaithersburg, MD.

Alberta Rose Kepner Brown was born 1922 in
Altoona, PA and moved to SE Washington DC
in 1934 and graduated from St. Theresa''s
Parochial School in 1937 and as part of the first
Anacostia High School graduating class in
May 1940.

She met Joseph K. Brown of Capitol Hill (SE DC)
in a local roller skating risk at age 13 and married
him in 1942.

Alberta worked in Payroll of the Washington Navy Yard until her son Michael J.
Brown was born 1948, daughter Cheryl A. (Brown) Schmidt 1951 and son Patrick
W. Brown 1960.

She moved with her family to District Heights, MD in 1952 and attended Mt.
Calvary Catholic Church in Forestville, MD. While a homemaker during this time
she also performed clerical work with the Vanguard missile program at the Naval
Research Lab (NRL, DC), Clark''s Music Store in District Heights and at H & R

In 1984 Alberta and her husband retired from NRL and moved to St. Charles in
Waldorf, MD and were active in the St. Peter''s and OLHC Catholic parishes.

Her husband Joseph died in 1992.

She is survived by her children Michael J. Brown, Silver Spring, MD, Cheri
Schmidt, Martinsburg, WV and Patrick Brown, Germantown, M; sister and
brother-in-law Patty and George Miller, Las Vegas, NV, brother-in-law John Brown
and sons, Rockville, MD, and niece Patricia L. Haiden, Nanjemoy; and eight
grandchildren, Jenni Svites, Maryland, Derick Poppino, New Jersey, Aaron Brown,
Sarah Kay Werner-Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Brown and Stephen Brown,
Washington; Kurt Schmidt, West Virginia and Matt Brown, California. She has
three great-grandchildren and many grand dogs.

Arrangements entrusted to Huntt Funeral Home, 3035 Old Washington, Rd,,
Waldorf, MD 20602. A viewing and reception will be held for visitors at the Huntt
Funeral Home Wednesday evening, June 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. and a funeral service
held at Our Lady Help of Christians (OLHP), Waldorf, MD on June 10, 2010 with
burial at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Clinton, MD.