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Older Sister Of Gov. Jerry Brown Dies

Former California Gov. Pat Brown and his family are pictured at the governor's mansion in Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 6, 1959. Seated front left, then Gov. Pat Brown, his wife, Bernice, right. Standing, from left, are family members Jerry Brown Jr., Kathleen Brown, Cynthia Brown Kelly and Barbara Brown Casey.
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Former California Gov. Pat Brown and his family are pictured at the governor's mansion in Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 6, 1959. Seated front left, then Gov. Pat Brown, his wife, Bernice, right. Standing, from left, are family members Jerry Brown Jr., Kathleen Brown, Cynthia Brown Kelly and Barbara Brown Casey.

Gov. Jerry Brown's office says Brown's older sister, Cynthia Kelly, died over the weekend.

Cynthia Kelly was 81. She was the second-born daughter of former Gov. Pat Brown and his wife, Bernice. In all, the Browns had four children, three of them daughters.

In confirming the death Monday, Brown's office provided no other information about the cause of death or pending arrangements.

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