Virginia Johnson Brown

Virginia Johnson Brown, a switchboard operator at the College for many years and for that reason often called “the voice of Bowdoin College,” died on October 24, 2004, in Brunswick, Maine.

Born on Bailey Island on May 15, 1925, she was graduated from North Yarmouth Academy and worked at the College from 1964 until her retirement in 1991, when she was elected an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association. She was married to Charles J. Brown, who died in 1970, and is survived by two sons, Charles L. Brown, Jr. of Harpswell and David E. Brown of Bowdoinham; a daughter, Lauretta Crowder of Spring Valley, CA; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.