OBITUARY

Donald Lee Brown

January 20, 1924February 10, 2013
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Donald Lee Brown went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ February 10, 2013. He was born January 20, 1924 in Ames, IA to Samuel Ray Brown and Sadie Mabel Mallory. After graduating from Ottawa High School in 1941, he enlisted into the US Navy and joined the crew aboard the LCI 336. He rose to rank of quartermaster before medical discharge from a Navy Hospital in 1945. Donald received several advanced degrees from the University of Kansas and North Carolina. He served as city manager for the cities of Wakefield and Cheboygan, Michigan as well as Newport, Arkansas. Ultimately, Donald was employed within the public Health Sector of the federal government. In this arena, he and his family lived in Vietnam and the Philippines. They traveled to Japan, Taiwan, Iran, Europe, parts of the United States before settling down in Texas in 1972. He retired in 1978. In 1987, Donald moved to Mesa Arizona to be close to his brother Gale. There he met Cathie Andrews. They married and remained in Mesa until 2011 when they moved to Texas. Donald was very well spoken, loved animals, especially his Chihuahua Chipper. He enjoyed genealogy, apple computers, reading, and travel. He is preceded by his parents Ray and Sadie, brothers Clare and Everett Gayle, sister Peg, and spouses Sara and Ruth. He is survived by his wife Cathie Brown, daughter Jana Munoz and husband Ray, granddaughters Bethany and Kayla. Also son Jeffrey Brown and wife Kathy, grandson Jeffrey Brown II. Visitation will be February 14, 2013 from 6-8pm at Bean Massey Burge on Beltline Road. Services will be February 15, 2013 at 12pm at Bean Massey Burge on Beltline Road. Interment will be February 18, 2013 at 11:15 am at the DFW National Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2013
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Donald Lee Brown

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Louise Brown - Snavely

February 15, 2013

I want to express my sincere sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. Uncle Don was my dads(Clare) youngest brother. Our families were seldom together, but enjoyed the times that we were able to see each other and catch up on our families,(usually at Silver Lake, Meriden or Gardner).
May you find strength and comfort to help you through this time of sorrow, knowing that others care.
Sincerely,

Doris Simmons

February 15, 2013

Don, it was such a pleasure to get to know you and Jana. Jana is the kind of daughter anyone would love to have. May you rest in peace in God's arms. You will be missed at Horizon Bay, Grand Prairie.
Doris Simmons

Lesa Soetaert

February 15, 2013

Your dad was my great uncle. I saw him multiple times growing up but really didn't know him well. My mom has fond memories. My last time with him was in the late 80's when I went to Tempe, AZ for a conference and Uncle Gale and Aunt Alys picked me up and took me out to dinner. Uncle Don and Kathy were my surprise. We had a great evening.

So sorry for your loss.
Lesa Snavely Soetaert (my mom is Marguerite Louise Brown Snavely)

February 14, 2013

We always enjoyed your visits when you parked the RV in our driveway and our visits with you while in Mesa. You informed us so much about your family. Will miss the visits. May you Uncle Don rest in peace.

Jana Munoz

February 14, 2013

Dad, you are loved and missed, but I know we will meet again. You were an awesome Dad!
We love you,
Jana, Ray, Bethany, and Kayla

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