Crystal Rene Brown, 17, died March 14, 2008, in Trinity County. She was born April 14, 1990, in Eureka.

Crystal was raised in Del Norte County and graduated from Castle Rock Charter School earlier this year.

She was an artist who loved to draw and an accomplished horseback rider, winning awards with her horse, Master. She loved going to the beach and river no matter the weather.

Crystal was working as a nurse's assistant with the goal of completing her education to become a registered nurse. She enjoyed special meals with her father at Glen's.

She is survived by her parents Richard and Tamarra Brown of Crescent City; siblings Tanner, Jacquelynn and Cheyenne Brown, all of Crescent City; grandmother Opal Brown of Crescent City, grandparents Linda and Chuck Riley of Paradise, and grandparents Larry and Karen Pedersen of Hornbrook; great-grandparents Marge and John Gaskin of Crescent City and great-grandmother Edna Mattz of Crescent City.

She is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends

Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., all at Wier's Mortuary Chapel, Crescent City.

Funeral Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Four Square Gospel Church, 144 Butte St., Crescent City. Fellowship to immediately follow services at the Four Square Church Gymnasium.

Contributions my be made in Crystal's memory to the Crescent City Emblem Club, Nursing Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 824, Crescent City, CA.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.