Isabel Brown Wilson, Houston Philanthropist, Dies

by Bill Davenport March 28, 2012

Isabel Brown Wilson

Philanthropist Isabel Brown Wilson passed away on Tuesday, March 27 at the age of 80. Daughter of Houston entrepreneur  George R. Brown and Alice Pratt Brown, she served on the boards of the Brown Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She was a patron of Rice University, and donated $14 million towards a new art building at her alma mater, Smith College in Northampton, MA. A memorial will be held at 1 p.m.  on Friday, March 30 at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston.

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