Edwin Dale Brown

May 24, 1925May 1, 2021

Edwin Dale “Chub” Brown

Edwin Brown, 95, passed away May 1, 2021, in Fort Collins, CO. He was born in Pattonsburg, MO, on May 24, 1925, to Jesse and Delia Culver Brown. The family moved to Deadwood, SD, where Edwin (nickname “Chub”) graduated from Deadwood High School. Upon entering the U.S. Navy - Construction Battalion, he served as a Second Class Bos’n Mate in the Seabees from 1944 to 1946 in Adak, AK.

In 1947 he moved to Fort Collins to work for his brother-in-law, Jake Cope, at the Mountain Marketeria Grocery. He met and married Nancy Elizabeth Hobbs; they were wed on December 12, 1948.

Ed worked many jobs over the years, often two or more at the same time. He was a postal clerk and letter carrier, bus driver, maintenance worker, and driver for Enterprise car rental. Also, he and Nancy operated Type-Ink out of their home for 24 years, typing and printing theses and dissertations for thousands of college students across the nation. They were involved for many years at First Baptist Church and then were instrumental in planting Mountain Range Baptist Church, a new Conservative Baptist Church in Fort Collins, and poured themselves into every aspect of the work.

His wife, Nancy Brown, preceded him in death in 2010. His brother, Darius Brown, and his sisters, Eva McCoy and Lila Cope Otey, also preceded him in death. He is survived by one son, David (Linda) of San Francisco, CA; four daughters, Kathleen Brown of Denver; Linda (Dick) Johnson of Grand Junction; Janet (Bob) Johnson of Shoreview, MN; and Judy Brown of Fort Collins. Seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive him. His special interests were golfing, baseball, bowling, motorcycling, and digital photography.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Spring Park, 2100 Matthews Street. Please contact Judy at 425-830-4181 for more information.


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Wayne Scott

May 9, 2021

A nice guy and a nice family

Howard & Linda Norman

May 9, 2021

What a testimony Chub's life was through the years as we remember the Brown family! Because he accepted Christ's work on the cross for his own as a young man, we know he is rejoicing in heaven with no pain, sickness, or sadness. May the family rest in that knowledge and be comforted.

Leslie Noone

May 9, 2021

A vision that makes my heart smile: Ed and Nancy on a motorcycle heading to the Rainbow Bridge to reunite with all their critters. What wonderful neighbors...and friends.

Bob Johnson

May 5, 2021

When I asked him for his daughter's (Janet) hand in marriage he answered: "Well, I guess there's not much I can to about it anyway, so Welcome."

I knew he had a sense of humor...

Jim Burrill

May 4, 2021

Ed and Nancy were great friends of my family. Ed was a great example for young people of hard work and a great family man. Dave and I send our condolences and sympathy to the Brown family at his passing. He will be missed.