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Obituary: Brown, Richard Allen “Dick”

Sun., May 25, 2014

Age 92

BROWN, Richard Allen “Dick” (Age 92) Passed away May 14, 2014.

Dick was born in Wichita, Kansas in July 27, 1921.

His parents were Rev.

Daniel W. Brown and Edith (McEldowney) Brown.

He married Agnes Jenkinson, his childhood sweet heart; July 19, 1942, in Fort Benton, Montana.

They were married 56 years, she preceded him in death.

Dick spent time during WWII in the European theater and was in Germany when the war ended.

He served in the Ozark Division, Headquarters Co., 102nd Infantry Division.

After the war, he graduated from Montana State University in Civil Engineering.

He worked for Armco in Helena, Montana, later moving to Spokane.

Dick retired from H. Halvorson Construction Company in Spokane after 30 years.

Dick gladly served the church body utilizing his gifts in prayer groups, choir, solos, as well as serving on building and architectural committees.

He served wherever he was needed.

Dick’s greatest joy was found in song.

He participated in church and barbershop quartets, and the El Katif Shrine Chanters choir.

He is remembered for his rich baritone voice harmonizing in song fests with family.

He enjoyed fishing and teaching his grandchildren to drive the 7 Ă‚Ë?

fishing boat.

The family is grateful for the legacy and memories of Loon Lake.

Dick is survived by a sister, Alice Swindell in Springfield, Oregon; sons, Bruce Brown (Lee) of Chula Vista, California; Daniel (Jean) Brown of Vashon Island, and daughter, Barbara (Jay) Monti of Olympia.

He has three grandchildren Damian Alhadeff, Seattle; Joshua Monti, Olympia; and Jaime (Monti) McKissick, Oklahoma; and seven great-grandchildren including, Nicholas, Jax, Josie, Landen, Barrette, Sparrow, and Ridge.

Dick married Loretta Fruin Bergdahl March Brown in 1999.

They enjoyed dining out and fly fishing together at Twin Lakes.

Her children are Bruce, Jim and Rich Bergdahl.

He is also survived by his beloved dog Andy.

He was preceded in death by a brother Darrel Brown of Spokane.

A family graveside service will be held in Spokane at a later date.

The family requests donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital of Spokane or your favorite charity.


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