FRIENDS of Lizzie Brown, Farnham’s “first animal aunt”, who moved to Kansas City in the USA in the 1990s, were shocked to hear her death on January 29 is being investigated as a murder.
Kansas City police officers responding to an emergency medical call, found the 49 year old dead in the 6600 block of the Paseo parkway. She was subsequently identified as Elizabeth M Brown but the cause of her death has not yet ben released and is being investigated as a homicide.
Keen that Lizzie should have a memorial service in the town in which she grew up, close friends requested her ashes be sent to her home town and are arranging a small remembrance ceremony on Saturday. March 18.
“RIP lovely Lizzie Brown,” her friend Becky Slater, also 49, said. “Lizzie was a fun, beautiful, warm person, and a massive animal lover.
“She left her home town of Farnham in 1991 for a new life in Kansas city, USA. I last saw Lizzie when she was visiting her mum in Farnham roughly 10 years ago.
“Lizzie was the owner and founder member of company ‘BIzzie Lizzie’, probably the first animal aunt in Farnham, with her pink van famous for with its musical- type hooter.
“Her mother passed away a couple of years ago in Farnham and her brothers Kenneth and Andrew Brown are no longer living in the area.
“Lizzie lived in Firgrove Hill and she and close friends used to go to The Cricketers pub on the Frensham Road, in Lower Bourne. This pub was demolished in the 1990s to make way for new housing.”
• Anyone who knew Lizzie and would like to pay their last respects on Saturday is asked to email: email@example.com.