Michael Wayne Brown

December 29, 1941March 31, 2021

December 29, 1941 – March 31, 2021

Michael “Mike” Brown, 79 passed away peacefully on March 31, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. He was a remarkable husband, father, brother, and friend. He was born and grew up in Billings, Montana and moved to Fresno in 1972. He had a successful career with the Internal Revenue Service. After retiring he was a very active volunteer at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fresno, and at Catholic Charities. He loved to golf and travel with his wife and church friends.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Carol, daughters, Lisa Knott (Keith) and Michelle Brown (Michael). He has six grandchildren Melissa, Megan, Joshua, Madison, James, and Makenzie. His 3 sisters Pat (Ray), Betty and Sister Barbara along with many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 am. Remembrances may be made to Catholic Charities of Fresno 149 N. Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93701.


  • Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Michael Wayne Brown

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Mark Alkema

April 13, 2021

I worked along side Mike for about 15 years as our jobs were closely correlated in our computer field. We were friends outside of work playing softball together on The Reprobates. He was our pitcher in our slow pitch league. He enjoyed 'discussing' politics with co-workers and loved getting them riled up. Many days on my way home from work you would see Mike riding his bike from work to his home in north Fresno which was about 14 miles even in the heat of mid July and August. Great guy and enjoyed working along side of him for many years. We used to get together at an occasional Coffee Klatch with other retirees but that was curtailed due to COVID-19. Rest in peace Mike.

David Gutierrez

April 6, 2021

I knew Mike for many years, from when we worked together, played softball, and when we played golf. The memories will always be there of the person Mike was, kind/thoughtful, and funny. I gave him the nickname ‘Grumpy’ when we worked together because he took his job very seriously, and would get grumpy when people would not follow directions. It carryover onto the golf course because he would at times get serious about the game, and of course I would say, quit being grumpy. It’s sad that we did not get a chance to play golf again the last couple of years due his back issues, and then COVID. I learned a lot from Mike, at work, and in life. Mike, Rest In Peace. And keep everyone in heaven on their toes.