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Ida Lutz Jones
Price Brown

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November 3, 1926-  March 23, 2023

in lieu of

Ida L. Brown, 96, of Frederick, MD, passed away on March 23, 2023. 

Born in Dickerson, Maryland on November 3,1926, daughter of Samuel Creighton and Constance Buleah Nicholson Jones. She was educated in Montgomery County and Graduated from St. Joseph’s High School Emmitsburg, MD.

Mrs. Brown is survived by eight of her ten children; Lawrence H. Price III (Virginia), Deborah Jane Parsley (James), Michael Creighton Price (Kathy), John Francis Price (Michele), Mary Elizabeth Lynch (John) William Nicholson Price (Cherry), Harry Edwin Price (Kathy), Vincent Andrew Price (DeEtte).

She is also survived by honorary daughter; Joyce E. Price. Eighteen grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She is predeceased by her husband; Richard P. Brown, daughter; Ida Susan Ricketson, son; Samuel Darby Price, grandson; William Andrew Parsley and her first husband; Lawrence H. Price, Jr.

Mrs. Brown retired from the United States Postal Service in 1981, where she was the Postmaster of New Market for 3 years. Prior she was the Postmaster in Barnesville for 27 years, during which time she was instrumental in the establishment of the Benjamin Franklin Stamp Club and Junior Mail Carrier programs in Maryland.  

As editor of the Free State Postmaster the newspaper of Maryland Chapter of National Association of Postmasters, where she received awards of excellence  at the national convention of NAPUS.  She was also a longtime member of the Frederick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Brown was very active in the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County, where she held many offices, including that of president. When she moved to Frederick she became a member of the Frederick Soroptimist. She was a volunteer for several years. She was also a member of St. Mary’s Sodality, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Charter Secretary of Sugarloaf Citizens Association and town commissioner of Barnesville along with Charter member of Hospice of Frederick County.

Books she has written include; “Popcorn for Breakfast”, “Whipped Up cookbook”, “Backward Glance” a book about Barnesville. Also she was co-author with Donna Cutler on book about the History of Barnesville as well as other local villages. She was also on the staff of the Village News, for Crestwood Village.

The family will be receiving friends from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, March 27th at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 28th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


Monday, March 27, 2023

2-4 PM and 6-8 PM (Eastern Standard)

Hilton Funeral Home

22111 Beallsville Road

 Barnesville, MD


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

10:00 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

18230 Barnesville Road

Barnesville, MD


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Following the Mass

Monocacy Cemetery

19801 W. Hunter Road

 Beallsville, MD


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From: Marshall Garrett

Only met her once but could see she was a remarkable women

From: The Hilton Family

Our deepest condolences to your family. 

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