Jane Llewellyn Brown was born to Hale and Eloise Brown on July 8, 1955 in Richmond Heights, Missouri and grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri. She earned a degree in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1977. She thereafter earned a Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1980, and earned an LL.M. in Tax Law (Masters of Law) from Washington University in 1981. She married William C. Cooper on August 30, 1980.
Jane and her husband moved to Texas in 1981 where, over the next decade, she worked in the private practice of law for law firms in Odessa and Fort Worth, Texas, and served as in-house tax counsel for the LTV Corporation and Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company in Dallas, Texas.
In October of 1991, Jane and her husband moved to Colorado where she was employed for eight years with the state of Colorado in the Office of Legislative Legal Services providing legal support to the state legislature. Thereafter, Jane was employed with Qwest Communications as a procurement strategic sourcing manager until July, 2007 after which time she became fully disabled and unable to work as a result of her multiple sclerosis.
In 2009 Jane founded a social group for disabled people called Disabled People Want to Meet Up Too! (DPWTMT!) Over the next seven years, Jane’s group grew to over 400 members and she was instrumental in helping hundreds of people accept and deal with their disability. Jane and her group provided its members with a friendly, non-judgmental and loving environment where people were accepted, loved and helped one another, and could interact with each other in a casual and friendly environment every week. Because of Jane and her group, scores of lasting friendships were formed. In 2016 Jane stepped down from managing the organization due to her own failing health.
Jane is survived by her brothers, Bill Brown of St. Louis, Missouri, Mike Brown of Greenwood Village, Colorado, her sister, Ann Brown, of Baltimore, Maryland, and her husband, Bill Cooper, of Littleton, Colorado.
A memorial service to celebrate Jane’s life will be held on Saturday, November 9th at 1 P.M. at the South Fellowship Church located at 6560 South Broadway, Littleton, Colorado 80121.
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