Frances Marie “Rennie” Crain

In Loving Memory,

Frances Marie “Rennie” Crain

Frances Marie “Rennie” Crain passed away peacefully at her home in Chiloquin Or., May 31, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.  Rennie was born Frances Marie Brown September 11, 1936, in Klamath Falls, OR, to Aleway “Toy” Brown and the former Flora Aggie Schonchin.

She was a Klamath Tribal member and the great-granddaughter of Chief Mosengasket, one of the treaty signers in 1864.  She attended St. Mary’s Academy boarding school.  Much of her time growing up was spent in Beatty, OR, on the former Klamath Indian Reservation.  She was known for her loud laughter that could light up a room.  In her young adult years, she worked at a barkeep.    She was a caregiver throughout her life, working as a CNA and home respite aide.  She had a special rare quality and tended to her loved ones in their final days.  She was an avid sports fan and attended all local sporting events supporting her favorite athletes.  Rennie was a vital member of the “Honoring All Veterans” Powwow Committee for many years and a longtime member of the Klamath Tribes Election Board.  She remained an active participant in tribal politics her entire life.  She loved her family and doting on her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Survived by her sons Lyle Dean “Googs” Crain and Erwin “Sugar” Crain; daughter Gwendolyn “Monk” Powless, Claudette “Rabbit” Brown and Rhoda Kameroff; granddaughter Willa Powless; grandsons  Guy Powless, Louis Kameroff, Arwin  Head, Aleway Toy Crain and Cameron Hill; grand-grandchildren Zane, Aubrey, Reece, Gia Aaliyah, Addie, Stiles, Tearra and Gary Frost, Curtis Frost, Steve Brown, Waylon Brown and Aaron brown.  Nieces Annie Sanchez, Cheryl Wahl, Gwen Brown, Danette Brown and Rhoda Brown and numerous other family members and friends.  Special thanks to her longtime friend Bill Davenport aka “Mr. D”.

Preceded in death by her parents, brothers Alan “Pony”  Brown, Wendell Brown, Glen Brown, Rollo “Jackie” Brown” and Leon Brown.  Sisters Amelia Frost, Harriett Pratt, Carrie Weiser; husbands Buddy Weiser, Fuhrman and the love of her life Earl Bailey Sr.

An Open reception and lunch will be held June 9 at 12 p.m. in the Irwin Weiser Memorial Center in Beatty, OR. At her request, private family graveside services will be held at Brown Cemetery.

 

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