Constance Lovice Perryman Brown was born in Gonzales, Texas on February 15, 1926 and died in Houston, Texas on January 21, 2008.
Lovice was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Judge James Curtiss Brown, She is survived by her step-children, Curtiss Brown (Suellen) of Galveston, Catherine Fryer of Austin and William Brown of San Antonio; and by her grandchildren, Becky Sawada (Chiho) of San Francisco, Lauren Fryer of Austin, Andrew Brown (Kayce) of Spring and Elissa Brown of Houston; by her great grandson Hayden Brown; and by her sister-in-law Barbara Deal (Lloyd) of Edmond, Oklahoma.
Lovice was raised in Baytown by Lucy Littlefield. Lovice attended University of Texas at Austin and in her early years in Houston worked for Tenneco Corporation. Lovice married James Curtiss Brown in 1961. Lovice dedicated her life to her husband, Curtiss, and to service in Houston. Lovice was the premiere money raiser in Houston when Houston was the top money raising city in the country.
Lovice was a Charter Member of the Houston Heritage Society and was a member for fifty-two years. She served as the first membership chair and the first ball chair of the Heritage Society. Lovice served on the Opera Guild from 1964-1977 and served the board of the Houston Grand Opera Association from 1967 to 1983. She worked tirelessly raising funds on behalf of The American Heart Association, The Arthritis Foundation, The Houston Symphony and The Heritage Society. She has been a volunteer with the Blue Bird Circle in Houston for many years. Lovice loved to eat Mexican food at El Napolito in Galveston surrounded by family.
A Memorial Service was held at 10:30 am Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. The family acknowledges the love, attention and careful assistance given by Houston Hospice and The Methodist Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to the Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.
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