Mildred Blanche Brown was born in Bakersfield March 31, 1932, and died September 10, 2007. She married James Brown in 1948 and moved to Crescent City in 1954. They ran the Texaco gas station in Gasquet for five years, when it was called Hiway Garage. In 1971, they bought Jandamp;M Rock Shop and ran it until 1997.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband James Brown in 1995, and her parents Arthur and Anna Bates.She is survived by her sisters Doris (Russell) Jones of Richmond, Franses Blackwood of Burney, and Bette Settecase of Mentor, Ohio; her daughters Linda Salata of Reno, Nev., Kathy (Harold) Womack of Nauvoo, Ala., Barbara Crowder and son James L. Brown of Crescent City; grandchildren Corey (Leona) Grady of Colorado Springs, Colo., Barbara Jo (Josh) Alexander of Alabama, Misty Dawn Crowder and William Frank Crowder III of Crescent City, Christopher Brown of Washington; great grandchildren Michael, Matthew, and Deleasa Henderson of Alabama and Zakkary Alexander of Alabama,; as well as numerous other aunts, uncles nephews and nieces.

She was an avid bowler and loved to work in her yard and garden. She also enjoyed feeding all the birds and squirrels in the area and on occasion the bears too. She will also be missed by her cat Kitter and Buddy the dog. She was a wonderful woman with the biggest heart in the world and the best mother/grandmother a person could ask for.