Virginia Beach- Jean C. Curran-Brown, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Virginia Beach General Hospital surrounded by family. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Robert G. Curran and his Wife, Ardis, Susan Curran Mullins and Joanne Curran Ballard, her brothers, Gerard F. Chaplin and his wife, Arlene, and Charles R. Chaplin and his wife Ellie. She is also leaving behind eleven grand children and 17 great grand children and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Jean worked many years as a keep punch operator in San Jose, California. Her favorite job was when she joined the Santa Clara Police Department, where she worked in records and was a Matron. Jean moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia after marrying her first love, George Brown. She continued her law enforcement career with the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Department until she retired. One of her many hobbies was crafting. She also liked to crochet – she made many nice blankets and even won a first place ribbon at the Santa Clara County Fair. She was on a roller derby team for a short time and worked as a roller skating car hop. She even volunteered to drive in a Powder Puff Stock Car Derby race but came in last! Jean also served in the United States Air Force.
She was predeceased by her father, Charles Chaplin, her mother, Rose Martin and step-father, Val Martin. Her husband Robert G. Curran Sr., husband George Brown, and her first born son, Ricky Curran and her youngest son, George David Curran.
The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Jean will be buried with her first husband, Robert, in Golden Gate Cemetery in San Bruno, California