OBITUARY

James Arlin Brown

September 16, 1946January 8, 2021

James Arlin Brown, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 08, 2021, at the age of 74.

James is survived by his son Jeffery Brown, daughter-in-law Lindsay Brown, grandchildren Avery Cegielski, and Taylor Brown; Sister Carol Johnson, brother Mark Brown and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Dorothy Brown, Sister Janet Rausch, brother-in-law Johnny Johnson, and Niece Shaelly Rausch.

James was born in Le Mars, Iowa on September 16, 1946, to Wayne and Dorothy Brown. He attended Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa, and then went on to serve in the US Army. He spent time in Panama and finished his military service at the Fort Carson base in Colorado. James then pursued a career in the dairy business. He worked for Sinton for over 30 years. After retiring from the Dairy, James worked at Bass Pro Shop. He loved his retirement job at Bass Pro and gained an additional family amongst all of his coworkers. James also had many hobbies to include golfing, boating, camping, and just spending time with family. James had an infectious smile and a laugh that carried for miles. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him!

A visitation is scheduled from 4-7pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the Mountain View Mortuary located at 2350 Montebello Square Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

The funeral will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Woodmen Valley Chapel Woodmen Heights located at 8292 Woodmen Valley View #5093, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Memories

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Nicky Angello

January 20, 2021

Jimbo was one of my favorite coworkers at Bass Pro Shops. He was a kind man with a wonderful sense of humor. His loved ones are in my prayers and I’ll always keep fond memories of him in my heart. Rest In Peace, Jimbo.

DeEtte Silk Brasfield

January 20, 2021

My sympathy goes out to the Brown family. I was Jan’s roommate at Westmar so I got to know Jim , Carol, and Mark. Such good people and fun to be with. I am sure this is a huge loss for the family. Prayers for all of you.

Karen Stroup

January 20, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I enjoyed working with him at Oak Farms Dairy. All of us at the Dairy became great friends! My best to Jeff & family. Karen & Doyle Stroup

Lawrence Turner

January 20, 2021

James Arlin Brown (Jim) was always a joy to be around with his infectious smile and laugh that made everyone around him laugh and smile. I have very pleasant memories of being around him. We loved to play golf and we would always try to make each other laugh. The first time I met Jim was at Antlers Creek Golf Course. I vividly remember this one golf hole when he drove it past every one, and I mentioned that he did not put half his a.. into that swing he put his whole a.. into that swing. He turned and looked at me with tears in his eyes from laughing so hard. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Love you Jim.

Ruth Lockwood

January 18, 2021

My memory of Jim will always be in my heart. As a co-worker and friend, we always made each other laugh. He will never be forgotten and I will miss him dearly.

Matt Hyde

January 16, 2021

Jim had a knack in speaking to anyone who would come into a room with a smile on his face and make them feel welcome. I won’t forget working Black Friday night with him, we had a blast!

Patty Kirkwood

January 16, 2021

I met Jim when I was 19 years old working at Oak Farms Dairy in the 1980's. We had so much fun playing our softball games and going on our lake trips with our coworkers. Work and play with Jim around was always full of laughter. Such a wonderful soul who made this world a better place for all who had the honor to know him. I will miss him dearly ❤

Diane McGranahan

January 16, 2021

Gone much too soon!! Many great memories of Jim! As everyone has said he was a joy to be around and made everyone laugh! (Snakebite) is fondly remembered by our daughters Melissa and Megan. When they were young he would always joke with them & give snakebites. Hence the name for their Uncle "Snakebite". We remember Jim as a wonderful friend who was energetic, a jokester, and always there if you needed him. So glad we got to see him at the All Class Reunion in LeMars. Our sympathy & love to Jeff, Lindsay, Avery, Taylor, Carol and Mark and their families. RIP Jim, we will miss you!
Pat & Diane McGranahan, Melissa & Megan

Joan Klein

January 16, 2021

Jim was my brother in law. I have many fond memories of him. When he would come back to LeMars, IA, he would always stop and see me at HyVee. He would stand in front of the bakery with a grin on his face until I looked up from what I was doing. I was always happy and surprised to see him and gave him a hug. You will be missed, Jim. God Bless You!

Linda Christensen. (Pearson)

January 15, 2021

My memories of Jim go back to the 60's. His sister, Carol, was my high school buddy. A best friend. The Brown family, was a second family! They were a close family, with great family love, and laughter filled that house in Burnsville. Dorothy and Wayne were very involved in their children's lives. They welcomed all the friends into their home with open arms. What I remember most was the laughter, the warmth, the smiles, the meals and the feeling of always being welcomed. I could hang for days at the Browns'. Lots of activity in those teenage years with that sweet bunch! And, Dorothy and Wayne loved it. But, they kept track of us too. No wonder, Jim was the person you each describe, because he came from that naturally. He was raised in a home full of love, laughter and pranks. That whole family laughs from down deep in the gut! Wholesome, that is how I'll describe them!! Jim, you will be missed by many, but I can only imagine the joy and the laughter when you joined again with Jan, Wayne and Dorothy. When it's my time to depart, I'll look forward to seeing you each again, for sure!!!!! The warmth in my heart surrounds you as you feel this loss of a dear brother. Hugs to each of you. Linda Lou

FROM THE FAMILY