Chelsea Bethany Brown
Chelsea Bethany Brown (Bethany) was born on January 31, 1983 in Washington, D.C. to Norris and Karen Rogers. She spent her childhood and teenage years in Pearland, Texas. During this time, she was consistently active and learning new things. In addition to school, she performed tap and modern dance, played the piano and flute, became an accomplished athlete in track and field, and volunteered at the local animal hospital. She graduated from Pearland High School in 2001.
Bethany had a lifelong passion for nurturing the health and happiness of others. This passion motivated her to pursue a career in nursing. She attended The University of Texas at Arlington, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She completed her education and earned a B.S. in 2006; in the following years, she worked at hospitals and clinics in Providence, RI, Dallas, TX, and Houston, TX. She was known throughout her service to be compassionate to her patients, supportive of her colleagues, driven to meet all of her professional goals, and always possessive of an energetic and humble spirit.
Outside of work, Bethany believed in living a joyful life. Her free time and energy were devoted to her favorite activities, like travelling, gardening, blogging, animal care and rescue, crafting, and yoga. By investing herself in these things, she was able to join in and grow with a number of communities that enhanced her ability to be strong and connected as a daughter, wife, sister and friend. Always one to reciprocate, she encouraged others to pursue their own interests and talents, and to thrive in everything they attempted—her motto was “Don’t wait to live.”
Bethany carried this outlook alongside her faith, in which she grew throughout her youth and adulthood as a follower of Christ. Both became instrumental in her maintaining a strong will and determination during her twelve-year battle with cancer. She considered herself to be an empowered cancer patient and sought every treatment opportunity with a hopeful attitude. No matter her condition, she tried to see and acknowledge the beauty of each day, and to not take any of her experiences for granted.
Bethany is survived by those who love her dearly: husband, Melvinn Brown; parents, Norris and Karen Rogers; sister, Camille Rogers; extended family members; numerous friends; and her dogs, Toby and Ruben. Bethany’s loved ones celebrate her life, and are committed to honoring her and preserving the memory of her grace.
Guests are invited to share in the Celebration of Life Visitation for Chelsea from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 9th, 2015 with 11:00 a.m. Memorial Services to follow at Carnes Funeral Home -Texas City, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas 77591. Repass and Fellowship will follow services.