Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Mangum Brown
December 6, 1923 – May 21, 2016

Kathleen Mangum Brown died peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at age 92 surrounded by her family. Always known as Kitty, she was born in Edge, Texas. Her parents, Page Stanley Mangum and Arleene Furr Mangum predeceased her, as well as her brother Page W. Mangum and sister Dorothy Caffey.

Kitty was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin TX and Mississippi State College for Women, now Mississippi Women’s University. She earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from Texas A&M University in 1967. She was a classroom teacher and counselor for more than 35 years, working at Snook High School, A&M Consolidated Junior High, and Lake Highlands High School. Kitty was a very nurturing, giving person who developed long-term relationships with many of her students and enjoyed reconnecting at their class reunions.

Kitty married Frank B. Brown III in Austin on June 1, 1944. He was an officer pilot in the Army Air Corps and they moved between many air bases until 1946, when they settled in College Station TX. They raised their three children, Frank IV, Margaret, and Susie in College Station. Frank and Kitty moved to Richardson TX in 1968 and resided there until Frank’s death in 2009. They enjoyed boating on Lake Austin and Lake Texoma with their family and friends in a series of ever-larger boats, all named “Kitty Bee.” Since 2009 Kitty lived at the Forum at Lincoln Heights in San Antonio TX and enjoyed her many friends and her cat Tattoo.

Kitty is survived by her children Frank IV (Janice), Margaret (Bill Millikin), and Susie (Peter Fagan), her six grandchildren Pamela Hutchins, Paul Fagan, Mike Millikin, Lisa Livingston, Parks Brown, and Paige Brown, 10 great-grandchildren, and beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the Garden Chapel of Alamo Heights Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, with burial to follow in College Station at 4pm in the College Station City Cemetery. Pallbearers include Paul Fagan, Eric Hutchins, Baker Livingston, Doug Livingston, Parks Brown, Mike Millikin, Joel Warmolts, Clark Johnson, Henry Bell, and Charles Bell.

The family is very grateful to the caregivers and staff of the Forum at Lincoln Heights, Caring Solutions, Dr. Paul Smith, and Heart to Heart Hospice for their kindness and support.

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  1. Mrs. Brown was one of my sixth grade teachers at A&M Consolidated. Such a caring lady! She was always one of my favorite teachers. Butch, Margaret, Susie – my condolences to you and your families. I know you will miss your mom.
    Glenda Nolan Daniel

  2. To the Brown Family:

    I am sad to learn of Kitty’s death but happy to know of her joy at seeing her best bud Frank again. My husband Jack and I enjoyed several outings with them over the years, especially when he took us to Lake Texoma and told me he had never failed to get someone up on water skis. After experiencing my athletic ability, his perfect record was ruined!

    Kitty and I worked for a number of years at LHHS as counselors. She was a true southern lady, a great cook and a person who loved meeting and getting to know new people. Everyone loved her because she very much enjoyed helping others and had a perpetual smile.

    I am so sorry to miss her service. I am sure there will be sadness but also a great deal of humor. She delighted in her children and grandchildren. Remember all the happy times.

  3. Kitty was a wonderful and delightful person. we missed her when she moved from Richardson and the RWC.

  4. To Kitty’s Family:
    I worked with Kitty for 21 years at LHHS and I feel like I know most all of you. She loved
    her family and shared many of your celebrations and accomplishments with us. I am
    glad she is with Frank now—they enjoyed wonderful times together. Kitty worked so
    well with her students. I think her calmness and patience helped many kids through
    some difficult times. Two things come to mind quickly when I think of Kitty–one is her purse,
    she carried everything anyone would ever need in her purse and the other is that wonderful
    strawberry pie she used to make and would bring to school. I know it is a great loss to
    lose Kitty, but I also know there are so many good times to remember.

    • Thanks for reminding us about that purse! It was full of wonders! She loved working at LHHS – her kindness and patience were used a lot on her own kids, too. I know!

  5. I have such wonderful memories of Kitty Brown and her family, husband Frank and with Margaret, Susie, and Butch. Kitty seemed to always have a bright smile on her face and what a fabulous sense of humor! So many of us loved her from the time we were kids here in College Station through high school and adulthood. We were always so happy to see her at our A&M Consolidated High School reunions too. We will miss you sweet lady. Love to all the family, Cheri Holland Bridges

    • Cheri, it was wonderful seeing you at the graveside service. Thanks for the sweet words – they are a great comfort to us these days.

  6. What a lady! Kitty was one of my favorite moms when growing up in C.S. She put up with a lot from the class of ’64! Love to all of you kids, grands and great grands. May God bless you all with wonderful memories.

  7. To Kitty’s family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time! Kitty was a wonderful lady and we all are missing her!


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