Unfortunately, that first year in the pageant didn’t turn
out as she might have hoped. She didn’t win or place.
Undeterred, Brown decided to re-enter the pageant in 2019.
She also decided to alter her talent presentation and, when
she heard a rendition of the famous Jerome Kern song “I
Won’t Dance,” she knew that the tune fit her perfectly.
She returned to Dallas this past summer and updated her
talent presentation with a jazz dance to “I Won’t Dance.”
She clearly impressed the judges during the other parts of
the contest such as the answer and question portion.
“What one word would you use to describe yourself,” they
asked. “Dynamic” she replied.
This year, her hard work, her obvious intelligence, her
charisma and her talent paid dividends. She was crowned Ms.
Senior Texas and will compete in the Ms. Senior America
pageant in Washington, DC, in October. Here’s her story in
her own words.
I grew up in Toledo, Ohio. I graduated from Scott High
School in 1975. After graduating high school, I attended
college at Alabama A&M University and majored in Electrical
Engineering Technology. After getting a BS degree in 1981,
I accepted a position at Texas Instruments in Texas.
I lived the next 38 years in Dallas, working at Texas
Instruments for eight years and Abbott Laboratories for 30
years. Both were technology companies where I spent the
majority of the time as various Engineering Managers. The
last 12 years at Abbott, I was a Supplier Quality
Engineering Manager. I retired in March, 2019.