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Muriel Chaney


April 22, 2020

Muriel Chaney

Muriel Brown Chaney, a life-long resident of Haxtun, died peacefully at her residence on April 13, 2020 at the age of 88.

Muriel Rae Brown was born Feb. 6, 1932 the youngest daughter of Walter and Ruth (Blanchard). She was raised with her siblings Gordon, Marion and Ida. She started her education at Highland Center, graduated from Haxtun High School 1950. She received her cosmetology degree soon after. She owned and operated a beauty shop in town for many years.

The last couple of years were difficult for Muriel she missed her independence, friends and church. She didn't want to go out much because she felt her life had changed. She was a member of the Haxtun Methodist Church and with visit from Pastor Jeri was able to renew her faith and find some peace.

Muriel is survived by her niece Janell Foley and husband David; grand-nephews Adam and wife Megan and Nicholas and wife Liza; grand-niece Megan and husband Daniel; three great-grand nieces Isabella, Charlotte and Harper; great-grand nephews Austin and Maxwell; niece Margaret Buchholz and husband Fred; grand-nephews Gordon and Zachary; grand-nieces Sharon and Anna; as well as lifelong friend Lydia Dunbar; and special friends Marilyn Garretson and Joe and Candy Hofmeister. Muriel had a small group of loyal local friends that could always be counted on.

Muriel is proceeded in death by her father Walter P. Brown; mother Ruth Brown; brothers Gordon O. Brown and Marion Brown; sister Ida Kuhler; nephew John Brown; and husband Reon Chaney.

Lord look favorable upon Muriel and please welcome her. She has completed her journey here on earth.


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