Gordette M Brown (1961 - 2001)

A photo of Gordette M Brown
Gordette M Brown
1961 - 2001
September 25, 1961
November 19, 2001
Last Known Residence
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50316
Gordette M Brown was born on September 25, 1961. She is the child of Gordon Brown and Margie Brown. She died on November 19, 2001 at 40 years of age. We know that Gordette M Brown had been residing in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50316.
Updated: July 10, 2021
Gordette was the only child (I think) of Gordon and Margie Brown who lived on De Wolfe street in Des Moines, Iowa. Her father and my parents were good friends and Gordette and I spent time together on different occasions from about 1968 to 1971. She was a charming girl and fun to be around. After my family moved to another city, I never saw her again, but learned that sadly she had died of cancer when she was way too young.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Gordette is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Gordette's life so that she is always remembered.

Gordette M Brown
Most commonly known as
Gordette M Brown
Full name
Did Gordette go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50316
Last known residence
Gordette Brown was born on
Gordette Brown died on
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Gordette M Brown?
Burial / Funeral

Ethnicity & Lineage

Gordette was African American

Nationality & Locations

Where was Gordette born and where did she live?


Did Gordette finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Gordette attend?


Was Gordette a religious woman?


Was Gordette baptized?


Share what Gordette did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Gordette's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Gordette serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Gordette's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Brown family tree.
+ Add

Gordette's Family Tree

Gordette M Brown Gordette M Brown


Friends can be as close as family. Add Gordette's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Photos and snapshots taken of Gordette M Brown, her Brown family, and locations and places or events from her life.


Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Gordette.


Share Gordette's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Gordette M Brown passed away on November 19, 2001 at 40 years old. She was born on September 25, 1961. She is the child of Gordon Brown and Margie Brown. We know that Gordette M Brown had been residing in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50316.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Gordette's lifetime.

In 1961, in the year that Gordette M Brown was born, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1972, at the age of only 11 years old, Gordette was alive when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1980, at the age of 19 years old, Gordette was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1990, by the time she was 29 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

In 1999, when she was 38 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

Other Browns

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top