ille A. Brownfield, former Prineville resident, died Tues., Jan. 1 at her home in Boring. She was 84 years old.
She was born June 28, 1917 in Manford, Oklahoma to Nathaniel and Elsie (Daves) Wilson. He married Marion Brownfield in 1932 in Creek County, Okla.
She owned and operated the Juniper Inn in Prineville from 1952 until 1959 when she purchased the Ochoco Cafe which she operated until 1964. In 1979 she became owner and operator of Brownsfield Dining Room, retiring in 1976.
Her interests included knitting, gardening, golfing, fishing, hunting and rock hounding.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of the Nile, and the Pythians Sisters. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Evans of Boring; brothers, Howard Wilson of Prineville, Bud Wilson of Prineville; sister, Patty McGrew of Prineville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter and six siblings.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, 450 SE Fairview in Prineville.
Visitation will take place Fri., Jan. 4 from 10 a.m to noon at the Prineville Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Fri., Jan 4 at 2 p.m. at Juniper Haven Cemetery.