Lauren Brown, of Cary, Dies from Ovarian Cancer; Worked for Barrington Chamber

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, with visitation from 3 to 9 p.m. at  Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.


Lauren Brown, 29, of Cary, Illinois, died as a result of ovarian cancer on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Rush Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. 

Her parents Glen and Darla were overjoyed the day their beautiful daughter Lauren was born, Nov. 17, 1983. She was also adored by her big brother Eric. 

Lauren attended Cary-Grove High School where she was very active with soccer and social activities.  After graduating in 2002 she dominated public relations at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Lauren returned to Cary after graduating with a bachelors degree in 2007, and began her career working for the Chamber of Commerce in Barrington.

To her many friends and family, Lauren will always be remembered for her sweet disposition and uplifting personality.  Her spirited quick sense of humor and smile kept her and those around her laughing and will never be forgotten.

Lauren is survived by her parents Glen and Darla of Cary; her brother Eric of Phoenix, Arizona; grandmothers and extended family.

Lauren is preceded in death by her grandfathers and her uncle, Carl.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake, with visitation from 3 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers Lauren’s family has requested that you bring photos and donations that will be made to cancer research.

Condolences may be sent to www.davenportfamily.com. Call 815-459-3411 for information.

Backpacks 4 Class December 03, 2012 at 09:06 PM
My heart is broken today. I had the honor to work with Lauren at the chamber and she truly was a strong, happy, Beautiful, and amazing woman. I will miss calling the chamber office and saying "Can I speak to Lauren Brown, Like the color?!?!" My you rest in peace my friend.
Stephanie Price December 03, 2012 at 09:51 PM
It sounds like she was a really remarkable person. A very tragic story.
James Martinez December 04, 2012 at 06:38 PM
My condolences to the family of Lauren Brown. Nothing is harder than to lose a child, at any age. May you find comfort and peace in remembering her life. Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease. It took the life of my 5 year old daughter in less than 5 months. Please spread the word about the symptoms of this silent killer. Early detection is the key. Again, may the family find solace during this difficult period.
Lynn Hasselberger December 05, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I had no idea Lauren was sick and this is very saddening. I was involved in the Chamber a few years ago and remember her as always smiling and sweet. My thoughts are with her family.
Tara Krauledis December 06, 2012 at 07:16 PM
I am saddened by the loss of such a bright young girl at such a young age. My prayers are with the family in this hard time before the holidays.


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