Longtime Davenport resident celebrating 100th birthday
Last updated 1/21/2021 at 3:42pm
DAVENPORT – Arloine "Barlee" Brown, formerly Boyk, remembers World War II, growing up during the Great Depression and has spent over 80 years of her life combined here. Now, she's celebrating her centennial birthday Jan. 22.
Brown, who is called "Barlee" by most who know her, was born in Rocklyn, but grew up on a farm about four miles from Bluestem and eight miles from Davenport. She spent her time riding horses and singing with her parents and three siblings, all of whom she has survived. She and her younger sister, Lois Brown, also known as the "Darlings of Davenport," professionally s...