Marlene J. Brown, 900 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, will celebrate her 85th birthday with a family dinner at a later date. No gifts, please.
Marlene J. Cooper was born May 12, 1934, in Moline. She married Ralph L. Brown, Rock Island, May 16, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. He died Sept. 12, 2012.
Her children are Jody Brown, Phoenix, Ariz., Dennis Brown, Venice, Fla., Gary (Kerry) Brown, Brooksville, Fla., and Dee (Reggie) White, Moline. She has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline.