Margaret P. Browne, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, died peacefully April 27 after a brief illness. Margaret was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Richmond, Va., the third of four children born to Rev. Leland Jerome Powell and Mabel Richard Powell. She spent her childhood in Norwood, Ohio, where her father was the pastor of a large Baptist church.
Growing up, Margaret excelled at both academics and sports, graduating as valedictorian of her high school class. Margaret attended Franklin College in Indiana as an undergraduate and then earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Ohio State University. It was there that she met Philip Browne, the brother of one of her friends.