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Inez Brown

Born: 01/24/1943 Died: 07/10/2009 Maiden Name: Richards Honorific: n/a

Inez Brown, 66, of Paden, Oklahoma, passed away on July 10, 2009, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born January 24, 1943, in McAlester to Kermit Price Richards Sr. and Myrtle Stone Richards. She grew up in McAlester and graduated from high school in 1961. She married Cecil Woody Brown on August 14, 1959, in Sherman, Texas. They then moved to Breckenridge in 1965 from Oregon, where Cecil attended optometry school. Inez was a member of the Women’s Forum and the Mother’s Petite Club. She worked at South Elementary in Breckenridge for over 13 years, serving as secretary, P.E. teacher and a teacher’s aide. A breeder of World Champion Quarter Horses, Inez held a lifelong love and respect for horses. She farmed and ranched alongside her husband, as well as operated her own business for many years, La Osa Quarters Horses. Inez was a member of American Quarter Horse Association, the National Reining Horse Association and the National Cutting Horse Association. She also shared her fondness of horses and other animals with her children and later her grandchildren. Throughout the years Inez served as a leader of the Stephens County 4-H and supported the 4-H Horse Club. In May of 2007, Inez and Cecil moved from Breckenridge to Paden where they continued to farm, ranch and breed Quarter Horses. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Kermit Price Richards Jr. She is survived by her husband; daughter, Theresa Ezzell and husband Greg of Collinsville; son, Randy Brown and Kelli of Abilene; sister, Irene Reddish of Moore; four grandchildren, Taylor Ezzell, Tatum Ezzell and Grayson Ezzell, all of Collinsville, and Prissy Brown of Breckenridge.