June 16, 1943 ~ November 22, 2019

Born in: Washington, D.C.
Resided in: Highlands Ranch, CO.

Consuela “Connie” Bertha Browning, 76, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, on November 22, 2019. She was born June 16, 1943 in Washington, D.C. to William C. and Bertha M. Lowell Thrush.

Connie’s father was a career Army officer, so she grew up living around the globe, including locations such as Iwo Jima, Saipan and Sacramento California, to name a few.

 In 1962, while the family was stationed in New Mexico, she met and married ‘Woody’ and they raised three girls. Connie loved the outdoors and participating in outings with her family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was passionate about the arts, which included painting, directing and performing in theater and music.

 In the 70’s Connie was diagnosed with MS and eventual became wheelchair bound. Her greatest achievement was Ms. Wheelchair Nevada where she worked to pass ADA legislation. In time, her MS went into remission, she was able to discard the wheelchair and began to walk again. The effects of the MS however, were detrimental to her body, including the need for four years of dialysis and a kidney transplant.  The MS continued to take a toll until her death. Despite her health challenges, Connie devoted much of her time to the betterment of the people around her. She loved the Church and served as a Temple worker as well as in many other callings in the church.

 Connie is survived by her husband of 56 years, Sherwood B. “Woody” Browning; her children, Sheri Lee (husband, Vincent); Kathy Browning; and Debbie Horine (husband Travis); as well as nine  grandchildren, Samantha and Sabrina Lee; Michelle, Hannah, Lisa and Luke Browning; and David, Aaron and Seren Yelk.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Connie’s sweet disposition and her concern for all those around her and particularly her devotion to family will be forever missed and always remembered.

 A Funeral service will be held at 11:00am, on Saturday, November 30th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9800B Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO  80129 (Highlands Ranch Stake Center). A viewing will be held at the Church, just prior to the service from 10:00-10:45am.

A Private burial will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

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Visitation: November 30, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Highlands Ranch Stake Center)
9800B Foothills Canyon Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129


Service: November 30, 2019 11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Highlands Ranch Stake Center)
9800B Foothills Canyon Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129


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  1. Sheri and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you in this sad time and sending prayers to you and your family.

  2. I have rarely met someone so determined as Connie Browning! Despite her health challenges, she always wanted to be of service to others… and she always seemed to find a way. My sincere condolences to the entire Browning family.

  3. Sheri, The loss of a mother is never easy. May she Rest In Peace, knowing she left behind a wonderful family legacy. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  4. Love you mom!! Say hi to grandma and grandpa!! Give Susanna a hug for me too!! Now your body can rest. You fought hard all your life. Now you can be in peace

  5. My heart goes you to you and your family and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. She will always be with you and at all of your family gatherings, as you go hiking and whenever you are thinking of her. You have lots of wonderful memories and moments to cherish. I send you energy for strength, comfort to see you through all the times that are unbearable and hugs my friend.

  6. Sheri, I am saddened by the news and offer my condolences.

    Our hope is this: “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.”

  7. I didn’t really get to know her all that well, but we had some pretty great memories. I’m sorry we couldn’t see you more, but we all love you.

  8. Sheri, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Connie will be missed. It was always wonderful to visit with her and see her dedication to the gospel and desire to serve others even with the challenges she had.
    Our condolences to the family.

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