She spent her childhood in Detroit before moving to Goodells, MI to live on the family farm to help take care of her parents. After marriage, Trudy moved to Hastings, MI where she was a homemaker raising her five children. The past seven years were spent living in Holt, MI. Trudy enjoyed cooking, decorating, garage sale shopping, and spending time with her family. She adored all of her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Eugene Brown; and siblings Andrew, Walter, John, Helen, Stanley, Josephine and Edward. Surviving are her children, Karin Bowerman, Laura (Mike) Hall, Cynthia (Rick) Jensen, Scott (Margaret) Brown, and Ken Brown; thirteen loving grandchildren, Ashley, Autumn, Kayte, Jay, Hana, Adam, Collin, Brenna, Evan, Kiernan, Brittany, Kiley and Jared; one great-granddaughter, Allyson; sister-in-law, Be Fluder; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on January 28, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial. For those desiring to make a contribution in Trudy’s memory, you are asked to consider Meals-On-Wheels.