May 22, 1922 ~ September 9, 2018
Born in: Estancia, New Mexico
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana
RoZelma Brown’s funeral
Old Bethel UMC 7995 E 21st Street Indianapolis, IN 46219
Viewing Thursday, September 13, 11:30-2:30 Service at 2:30.
Private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Old Bethel & Partners Food Pantry, located at 8032 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219
RoZelma grew up on a cattle ranch in New Mexico. She was licensed as a beautician in Lafayette, IN. She met Robert Hoyman on a blind date and married a year later. During World War II she worked in a tech department with 150 men who slabbed quartz for communication devices. Her job was to mark with a wax pen where the quartz twinned.
For a decade, she worked at Sears managing a million dollars worth of inventory for their jewelry department. After being widowed for several years, she married Donald Brown and moved to Wanamaker. Her creative interests turned to stained glass and paint. RoZelma Brown’s training in live portrait work was under the tutelage of Harold Buck and Bill Ashby; work in oils and water was with Rosemary Lawton Thomas; and final training in art glass was with Vincent Fox.
Memberships include: The Hoosier Salon, The Watercolor Society of Indiana, Indiana Artist Club, Central Indiana Artists and the Southside Art League. Notably, RoZelma is a Signature Artist with the Watercolor Society of Indiana.
Her permanent standing works of stained glass include the 30′ X 20′ frontis work at Old Bethel United Methodist Church located at 21st and Franklin Rd., Indianapolis, IN (Note: Two watercolor collections are housed on permanent display in this building.)
Her husbands: Robert Earl Hoyman and Donald Clyde Brown and eldest child: Ronald Dale Hoyman preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters: Sherrie Lynn Pennington, and Linda Leigh Hacker; her grandchildren: Shannon Meagher, Vanessa Wright and Amanda Hacker; and her great grandchildren: Maia Smith, Nathan Hacker, Sam Smith, Aidan Smith, Evan Wright, and Isaac Wright.