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Beth Debra Ann Brown

Aug 14, 1952 - May 12, 2022


Beth Debra Ann Brown passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 unexpectedly in North Carolina.
She was born August 14, 1952 and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin where she attended college before joining the Army as a Microbiologist. She later became an Officer rising to the rank of Major. She spent 22 years in the Army and Army Reserves. She served with distinction as a Logistics Officer conducting Forager exercises that took her to visit many countries.
When Beth retired from the military in 1993 she worked for the State of Florida Health Department retiring from there after 6 years. Her passion included cats, teddy bears and the Green Bay Packers. She started Serenity Acres Fur Ever (501C3), a sanctuary to maintain quality of life in a healthy home environment for senior, unadoptable and special needs cats with physical, behavioral, and medical conditions until the end of their life.
Beth is survived by her spouse, Sandi Sonagere-Brown of Waynesville, NC, sister Amy (David) Hoppe of Sheboygan, and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter & Betty Brown, grandparents Paul & Elizabeth Fibiger, Grandmother Charlotte Brown and Uncle Otto Wehmeyer, and other uncles/aunts, and cousins.
Services will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Friday, May 20, 2022. Visitation from 12 noon until time of service at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you donate to Serenity Acres Fur Ever, Inc. on her behalf on the website: or mail your tax-exempt donation to S.A.F.E., PO Box 5, Hazelwood, NC 28738.
Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at


Date: Friday May 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Location: Greenlawn Memorial Park [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday May 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Greenlawn Memorial Park [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Bonnie and Tom Pearson

Our deepest sympathy to Beth's partner and family. What an admirable person Beth was. (Cousin Bonnie)

Julie Wentz

Dear Sandi, Amy, and other family and friends of Beth. I am so sorry for your physical loss of Beth. I do find comfort in my belief that we are more than these physical bodies...that we 'make up'/embody All That Is/Loving Awareness, and that we are eternal. I believe that 'they' across the veil are great! And they want us to feel great! And we want to feel better, so we gotta keep reaching for thoughts and feelings that feel good. And some day we will be together and aware. Though I have already gotten signs! :) (Keep em coming, Beth!) I will miss her. I was honored and felt great love that she called me "Sis"! :) I was pleasantly surprised when Beth came back into our lives, closer than ever, after my Dad/Don Wehmeyer passed and Beth assisted and visited with Mom and they had lots of fun together! I send my love out to you all, and BIG, tight, longggggggg hugs, Julie Wehmeyer-Wentz To reinboldfh you may delete my other partial guest book entry if you would, I had difficulty with the post. Thank you!

Robin Meyer

Amy and family sorry for your loss

Julie Wentz

Hi Sandi, Hope you got my text message on Beth's phone. You must have called me from it and didn't want to leave a message? Much love to you and your fur kids. BIG hugs, me Remember we are eternal, 'Sis' is nonphysical, feeling great and with us, and wanting us to feel great! :)