Quintero Brunson, Sarah Died peacefully in her sleep on April 14, 2012, after living with a brain tumor for nearly two years. She was born in Aurora, IL, on August 1, 1960 to parents, Dorothy and Fidencio Quintero. She was a twin with her sister, Sylvia. Sarah graduated from West Aurora High School in 1980. She went to Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 1985. She worked for White Oak, a navy base in Maryland right after college as a technical illustrator until 1990. Then she went on to work for The Journal in King George, VA, for many years. Sarah married Edward "Chip" Brunson Sr., August 27, 1985. They started a family with two children, Edward "Eddie" Brunson Jr. and Harmony Brunson. They settled in King George, VA. Sarah will be fondly remembered for her artistic talents that she shared with so many people. She was creative and made many signs, banners, and flyers. She also helped to start a deaf ministry at King George Church of God where she taught sign language for many years. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother to her children. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ, and was very actively involved in her church. Sarah is survived by her husband of 26 years, Chip of Richmond, VA; a son, Eddie of Richmond, VA; Harmony Brunson of Monrovia, MD; one grandson, Corson Brunson; five siblings, Jesse (Sharon) Quintero of Laurel, MD, Robert Quintero of Aurora, IL; Gloria (Glen) Dunham of Monrovia, MD; Sylvia (Randy) Hensley of Tulsa, OK. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, Roberto, Marie, Christina, Marcus, Zico, Karissa, Selena, Danny, Jason, Rachel, Simon, Julian, and Lily. She was preceded in death by her father, Fidencio Quintero. Memorial service will be at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Ave., Frederick, MD, 21701 on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 1 PM. Flowers and donations may be sent anytime in Sarah's name to the Deaf Fellowship at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Ave., Frederick, MD, phone number: 301-662-1819.
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Published in Beacon News on May 4, 2012