Fern Crawford Brown Matthews
Fern "Brownie" Crawford Brown Matthews

Fern B. Matthews, 86, a lifelong Washington area resident who
had been a stenographer with the Post Office Department from
1949 to 1956, died Oct. 22, 2017 at Holy Cross Hospital. She had
cancer and a heart ailment.

Mrs. Matthews, who lived in Silver Spring, was a Washington
native and a 1949 graduate of
McKinley Technical High School.

Over the years, she had been active in the Calverton Swim Club
and the PTA of Galway Elementary School.

She had a vacation home in Ocean Pines, Md.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, John Matthews Jr. of Silver Spring; a son, John III, of
Elkridge; two daughters, Helen Etherson of Temple Hills and Marlie Dean of Eldersburg; a
brother, Granville Brown of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.