Rita Dunnebecke Brown, 61, formerly of Oak Park, died on Oct. 11, 2018 at University Hospital in Denver after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born and raised in north Denver, and an alumna of Holy Family High School, Denver, and University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas, she was a trailblazer, finding success in what was a male-dominated corporate world. She will always be remembered as the glue of a large and caring group friends and family nurtured during her years living in Denver, Boston, Kansas City, Chicago, and elsewhere. She lived in Oak Park for many years and cherished her time in the Chicago area.
Rita Brown is survived by her sons, Eric and Kevin; her spouse, Curt Brown; her daughter-in-law Gelsey Bennett; her siblings, Patrick and Dan Dunnebecke, Jane Hood and Mary Dorr; her granddaughter, Sadie; and her numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Irene Horvat Dunnebecke, and her son, Michael.
Services and burial will be performed on Oct. 22 at Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.