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F.C. Native, Teacher Anna Pearl Lundien Brown Dies at Age 85

Mrs. Anna Lundien Brown, age 85, died on May 4 at Westminster Retirement Community in Lake Ridge after a short illness. She was born Jan. 25, 1927, and grew up in Falls Church, returning there in 1959 to raise her family.

Mrs. Brown, a painter and sculptor who won many awards for her art work, taught art to middle schoolers for many years for Fairfax County Public Schools. She graduated from Gardner Webb College, attended N.C. Women’s College and later graduated from American University. A skilled teacher, after retirement she taught genealogy and memoir writing at the community where she retired.

Her first marriage to Mark Taynton ended upon his death in the Korean War. Subsequently she married Mr. James Kenneth Simmons, and then Dr. George H. Brown to whom she was married for 30 years before his death in 2006. Subsequent to his death, she was joined by her special friend, Mr. Ken Williams, until his death.

She is survived by her two sons, Steven Taynton of North Carolina and John Simmons of Minnesota as well as three grandchildren, Jenian Taynton, Steven Taynton and Heidi Taynton and three great-grandchildren.

A chapel service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster, 12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge.