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Brown, Willard “Bill” Parker

July 18, 1917 -October 5, 2004

Story from the Quilt:
This quilt square was made by Bonnie Brown Giacobbe, oldest child of Willard P. Brown and Catherine J. Brown. “Bill” was married to Catherine for 33 years until her death in 1972. All four of Bill’s children are from his marriage to Catherine. The background material for the square is from the lining of a sports coat belonging to Bill. It was one of his second wife’s, Jackie, favorites. The “man in the moon” represents Bill Brown, looking over his off-spring. The large stars represent Mr. Brown’s two wives and four grown children. The fifteen stars scattered in the sky portray his 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.