Sarah Louise Dunn Brownlee
* The Brownlee children
have since moved to other various and sundry locations, and there are now 8
(updated info April 2006)
Louise Dunn Brownlee, the widow of former CGS Professor of Old Testament
Studies and the IAC Project Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project, William
H. Brownlee, died on August 5, 1994 at the UCLA Medical Center. Shortly
before her death Mrs. Brownlee had donated $30,000 to the already existing
Wm. H. Brownlee Memorial Endowment at the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity
at The Claremont Graduate School. This generous gift will largely
increase the existing endowment as well as provide funds for purposes beyond
the annual Brownlee Lecture....
was brought up on a farm in Kansas but she was born in Hutchinson, Kansas,
on February the 2nd 1918. She held a college degree from Sterling
College in Kansas and taught English after her graduation.
The Brownlees were
married in 1948 and moved to Claremont at the end of the fifties when Prof.
Brownlee started teaching at the Graduate School In Claremont Mrs.
Brownlee gave piano lessons and took care of the home at Wells Court in
They are survived
by their five children: Mary Conner (in Englewood, CO), David (in
San Diego, CA), Hugh (in Azusa, CA), Martha Brownlee-Terry (in Ventura,
CA), and Linda Pearson (in Paoli, PA) and six grandchildren.*
The Institute is
profoundly thankful to Mrs. Brownlee for her dedication to the Brownlee
endowment which will proudly maintain the memory of Prof. and Mrs. Brownlee
for years to come.
The Institute also
thanks all the family members and friends of Mrs. Brownlee who honored
her memory by gifts to the Wm. H. and Sarah Louise Brownlee Memorial Endowment
of The Claremont Graduate School.
Vol. 21, no. 3 (September 1994): 4-5.