To all those who knew Sara J. Brown, Senior Research Associate and Alumni Tracking Coordinator, we sadly express that she passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. We never will forget all the ways she enhanced our lives, and our heavy hearts go to her family, friends and colleagues. 

Below is Sara's obituary, which also is posted on the website of Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hills in Marietta, Ga. 

Sara Jane Prosterman Brown, of Marietta, Ga., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Born Sept. 13, 1939, in Chattanooga, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Louis Prosterman and Lucille Porter Prosterman. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dwight Edly Brown; daughter Cindy Goldberg and husband Jeff Goldberg, of Acworth, Ga.; two sons, Scott Brown and his wife Robin Brown of Powhatan, Va.; and Randy Brown and his wife Kelly Brown of Dallas, Ga. Sara has seven grandchildren including Kristen and Justin Goldberg, Amelia and Ashley Brown, Lindsey and Gillian, and the late Douglas Brown. Sara was also sister to the late Dorothy Prosterman Gates, and she is survived by her brother Louis N. Prosterman, of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sara worked at Yours Truly, Incorporated in Chamblee, Ga., for more than 14 years. While here, she began her love of quilting, and has retained many life-long friends. An avid quilter, Sara was a long-time member of the East Cobb Quilt Guild. Her love of quilting not only earned her many new friends, but left a legacy cherished by her family.

Sara joined Tyler & Company in 1990 as a Research Associate, was later promoted to Senior Research Associate and eventually led the firm's Research Department as the Director. In most recent years, Sara was the firm's first Alumni Tracking Coordinator, investigating "where they are now." Throughout her 23-year tenure, she not only excelled as a senior healthcare executive recruiter, but also as a trainer. She was a knowledgeable resource to thousands of clients and candidates. Her gentle and patient demeanor served her well in these roles, as did her kind heart. Many would attest that Sara was not only a colleague, but also a dear friend. She had the type of determination, charisma and charm that you wished you could take everywhere. Her friends and colleagues at Tyler & Company will never forget how she touched their lives collectively and individually. Sara was a dedicated and hard worker who could calm a storm; she was an inspiration who will continue to live in their best memories.

The Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church with Associate Pastor, Art Wilder, officiating. A reception will follow at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Sara Brown, grandmother of Douglas Brown, to Dan's House of Hope, Inc, P.O. Box 541635, Houston, TX 77254, www.danshouseofhope.org. Dan's House of Hope offers families a place to stay while adolescents and young adults receive treatment for cancer. 

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We encourage you to sign Sara's guest book, available via this link: http://southern.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Sara-Brown-98509917