A funeral service will be held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 401 Harrison St., Taft, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.
A funeral service will be held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 401 Harrison St., Taft, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. for Janey Ruth Brown, 66. Officiating the service will be Pastor Howard Tello with a reception immediately following. Mrs. Brown was born in Taft—a Fort Baby--on October 1, 1945 and passed away in Bakersfield on May 8, 2012. She would spend countless hours walking around town to visit local merchants and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, gardening and putting puzzles together. Other interests included watching NASCAR and Bible stories and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Emmer Martin; nephew, Michael Wayne Smith; and brothers-in-law, Howard Shafer and James Argentino. Mrs. Brown is survived by her son and his wife, Tom and Lisa Brown of Taft; grandson, Jordan Romero of Taft; sisters, Johnie Coakley and her husband, Ted, of Bakersfield and Lenna Shafer of Taft; nieces, Sherry King of Bakersfield, Rhonda Flores and her husband, David, of Bakersfield and Cheryl Christensen and her husband, Nels, of Utah; and her great nieces and nephews, Ashley, A.J., Garett and Brittany, Kristina, Danielle, Gabi, Bailey and Erika. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janey's memory to www.relayforlife.org/taftca (Team Pace for a Cure.) She will be missed by all and loved by many. There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. To convey condolences please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.