Amanda E. Brown

June 1923 ~ May 2019

About the Service

Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1:00-5:00p.m. Graveside service will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:30a.m. with a celebration of Amanda’s life to follow also on Monday at Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene in Denair at 1:00p.m.

Amanda Brown passed away surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 95. She was a loving person who always put family first and treasured time spent with them. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary where she faithfully took donations for poppies at all of the veteran events. Amanda attended Connecting Point Church of The Nazarene for the last 20 years. Her hobbies included crocheting afghans and doilies for her family and friends. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling and fishing with her husband Lyle.

She is survived by her children Beverly (Jerry) Sanders, Lyle (Sylvia) Brown, Loretta (Patrick) Blevins, Ken (Melissa) Brown, Connie (Albert Sr.) Dutra, Vicki (Manuel) Delgado and Bonnie (Jerry) Sequeira; 21 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Amanda was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Leola Brinkman; husband Lyle A. Brown; son Ronald Brown and brothers Charles Brinkman and Harold Brinkman.

Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1:00-5:00p.m. Graveside service will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:30a.m. with a celebration of Amanda’s life to follow also on Monday at Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene in Denair at 1:00p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in her memory to American Cancer Society or to Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.


Remembrances

  1. Our dear Amanda,

    Though we never met in person, you and I were family from long ago. After decades far apart, we came together with your kind phone reply to my sympathy card for Leola’s passing. Both of us tried to reach out to Raders of your own acquaintance. The time was too long, and the paths of life too different and contorted.

    Now you are home with your Aunt “Mandy”. She died young in Nebraska, about the time of your birth. I am sure that you were named for her to help comfort your Grandma Brinkman (my Great).

    The Rader/Brinkman ties held up until WWII. We resurrected them c. 2000. You were absolutely wonderful, caring, and full of life. Both my wife and I became deeply attached to you. Your departure leaves a sad, empty spot, but the fond, happy memories will live on.

    For us, precious Amanda, you were rare, magnificent, shiny gold. Farewell and goodbye.

    Ronald Rader

  2. My great Aunt Amanda was a beautiful Christian woman. I got to know her when I was a young woman and we continued to be penpals up until a few years ago. My father, Dennis Brinkman, was very saddened to hear of her passing, he loved her and grandma Leola dearly.

  3. Amanda,
    You were a great,loving and kind hearted woman. Your family was your life and very important to you. You were so gracious and very generous especially to our Service men and women and our Veterans. I always appreciated your great Patriotic attitude and love that you always showed. I will always cherish my beautiful afgan you made for me I’m so thankful that I was able to be there with you and your girls. I love you and will miss you.

  4. My Aunt Amanda was like a mother to me. I loved her dearly and I’m devastated. She will be in my thoughts daily. She always called me “her boy”. She was amazing and loving and a wonderful Christian. We love you so much. She always stood up for me and loved me unconditionally.

  5. Gma from as far back as I can remember was always teaching us from her actions, even just going to get groceries she was having me spell and do math. Gma was was inspiration for us all mostly every weekend everyone showed up at Gpa and Gma’s house she was a loving women with all she has so much pride her smile is contagious just shines taught me to live below my means and to try to stay away from credit cards I still cannot get that one figure out! Gma would cry at a drop of hat we all knew honestly we all do but hold it back she would tell me not to just be yourself I understand emotionally people connect to others much easier than others. Gma I Thank you for your understanding and all the talking we shared even when I was at my breaking point sick ! To have faith in Jesus and I would be ok ! I love you I will see you when I do love Kevin

  6. My heart aches but my spirit rejoices. It’s hard to know how many lives you touched during your 95 years. It’s safe to say we will never know. What I can say with certainty is this, you taught me how to love, how to put others first, respect my elders, how to give until it hurts, grace, how to do math, and the list goes on. Basically, you showed each person that crossed your path what it’s like to look into the eyes of Christ. I love you and I look forward to hanging out with you one day soon. Our paths will cross again.

  7. I didn’t know you very long grandma. But, the love you showed me when I first met you a few weeks back was amazing. You gave me a huge hug, held me and told me let no one tell you I am not your grandma because I am and always will be. You will forever be in my heart. I wish I could have gone back in time and met you sooner. Grandma you are now in a better place with grandpa. Love you always and forever.

  8. I will always have fond memories of Aunt Amanda. When I lived in Oregon and California she was always my favorite aunt. I was so glad my family was able to meet her when we cane to California in 1986. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  9. Grandma will always the heart and soul of our family. She is loved by all that have ever known her. She was the most caring and loving person I have ever known who always welcomed anyone and everyone with open arms. It is a great loss for our family with her passing but heaven gained a beautiful angel. She will never be forgotten and will always be the cornerstone of our family. There will never be a day that passes where she will not be in my thoughts. I love you Grandma

  10. Amanda was a sweet, kind, and caring person. She looked after my parents when they lived across from her. She will be dearly missed. RIP Amanda.

  11. I am so grateful for you I have known you for 40 yrs. You have been so inspirational along with my mom, Jesus was your strength and your family has been your happiness along with your friends. You were so computer savvy I am and have been impressed for you.

  12. You treated me as a daughter for as long as I can remember. Your loving heart and generous spirit will live on for years to come. I loved you and will miss you always!

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