By HDN staff
JAMES JIM BROWNSON
LINCOLN, Neb. James E. Jim Brownson, 78, a former professor at Northern Montana College, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, in Lincoln, Neb.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Fritz Hudson officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services. The family will greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight.
Brownson was born Sept. 30, 1920. He attended school in Lincoln graduating from Lincoln High School in 1939.
Graduate University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Drum Major U.N.L. Freshmen Cornhusker Band under the direction of Billy Quick and member of the U.N.L. Varsity Cornhusker Band as a clarinet player, drum major, and baton twirler under the direction of Don Lentz. Attended Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Blomfield Hills, Miss. Master of Arts degree, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Graduate studies, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Art therapy seminar, Pennsylvania State University, Ogontz Campus, PA. Corporal, United States Marine Corps, WWII Veteran, Field Music (bugler), S-2 Intelligence (Map drawing), Chaplains Assistant. Made initial landing of Japan, part of 5th Marine division which landed in Japan to begin the U.S. occupation of Japan. Responsible for distributing Red Cross supplies to the needy natives in Nagasaki, Japan. Assistant Professor of Art, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, 1951-55. Owner and manager, Ceramic Center (studio), Lincoln, Neb. 1955-1958. Associate Professor of Art, Montana State University Northern (formerly Northern Montana College), Havre, 1958-1987, Art Therapy Course, Summer semester. College of Great Falls, Adult Education Drawing, Doane College, Lincoln. Whos Who in America 54th Edition 2000, Logo designer Hill County, Potter wheel-thrown pottery Columbus Art Galler 1952 (First place) Northern Montana Head Start Art Therapy Consultant, Clinic, Volunteer, Golden Triangle Mental Health Center. Originator and Director of the Northern Montana College Art Gallery. Former Docent Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln, Montana Institute of Art, Founder Havre Art Association, Montana and Lincoln are retired teachers, Member, Faculty Senate Montana State University-Northern, 1983-85, Active Democrat Hill County, Lancaster County, Nebraska Democrats, Member of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Lincoln Artists Guild, The National Art Education Association, Toastmasters International, Phi Delta Kapa (past president), Lincoln Lancaster Justice Council Alcohol Advisory Committee, Manic-Depressive Support Group, Families of Children Under Stress, Literacy Volunteers of America, Northern Montana Hospital Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Havre Day Activity Center Board of Directors, District Four Human Resource Development Council (past president), Havre Chapter Mental Health Association of Montana, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Montana Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Life member of the V.F.W. Post 131, life member American Legion Post #3, life member Marine Corps League. Member Elks, Lincoln, Neb. Havre, Eagles, Havre. Member and past president A.A.R.P. of Havre.
Survivors include his wife, E. Ramona Monie; sons, Elwyn Brownson III, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Richard Brownson of Ketchum, Idaho and Matthew Brownson of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Mary Laine Brownson of Boise, Idaho; step-children, Dr. William Brady, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Scott Brady of Carlisle, Pa. and Colleen K. Brady, of Tampa Fla.; a brother, Edwin Brownson of Shenandoah, Iowa; an aunt, Mildred Brownson of Hickman, Neb.; two grandchildren and six step-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials are suggested to Alzheimers Association, U.N.L. Foundation, Unitarian Universalist Church, First Presbyterian Church, the Montana State University Northern Scholarship Fund or to the church of the donors choice.