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2.1.19 Issue

Karina Brown (nee Mesishcheva) passed away on Jan. 22 in Omaha at age 48. Services were held on Jan. 24 at Beth El Cemetery, 4700 S. 84th St., Omaha, NE 68127.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Brown; son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Aleksa Masyuk and daughter, Jessica Brown; father, Aleksandr Mesishchev; mother, Ellina Tomchin (Tronyak); stepfather, Max Tomchin; brother, Yevgeniy Ayol; and her many loving family and friends in Omaha and abroad.

Karina was born on Nov. 14, 1970, in Minsk, Belarus, USSR. She was a devoted mother to her children. Karina loved listening to her son practice, rehearse and perform on the violin, tutoring her daughter and shopping with her. Just last year, Karina celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary, saw her daughter enter college and rejoiced in her son’s wedding. In her free time, she loved to woodburn, garden and remodel her home alongside her husband. Upon emigrating to the United States from Belarus, Karina earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting. She worked for Union Pacific for more than 20 years, a testament to her ambition and success. She will be remembered by family and friends as a fiercely dedicated mother, daughter, wife, sister, and coworker.

Memorials may be made to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation Inc., https://cjdfoundation.org/ or to Karina’s memorial Go Fund Me page, https://www.gofundme.com/karinabrown.