Ralph Kilpatrick Cox Brown

June 28, 1951February 25, 2013

Ralph Kilpatrick Cox Brown, age 61, died peacefully in Houston. February 25, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. He was a devoted, fiercely loyal husband, father, friend and family who brought joy ad happiness to all who knew him. He was born on June 28, 1951 in Beaumont, Texas to Peggy Mayhugh Cox and Ralph Kilpatrick Cox. Following the death of his father, his mother married Glenn R. Brown. In 1969, Ralph graduated from W. T. White High School, Dallas, Texas, where he excelled in track and field. He attended the University of Texas, Austin where he earned a BA in Economics, and was an ardent supporter of the Texas Longhorns. Ralph was also very proud to be a member of the Texas Baronial Order of Magna Charta, whose members are decendents of one of the original 25 Surties. He was a descendent of President John and John Quincy Adams, the Delano Family and three Pilgrim families who sailed on the Mayflower. Ralph was a Senior Account Manager with Cummins Allison and was a proud Century Club Winner. He was active and spiritual member of the St. Thomas Moore Community where he met future wife Susan Permetti Howard. Together, they taught RCIA, where Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and involved with the ACTS communities. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph and step-father, Glenn. He is survived by his wife, Susan; mother, Peggy; son, Neal Brown; daughters, Karis Crain (Aaron) and Annemarie Howard; sisters, Peggy Gunter, Kathryn Colby Smith, and Missy Gannaway (Steven); brothers, Michael and Glenn, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330, Hillcroft, Houston, Texas 77096 with a Vigil Service and Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with a reception immediately following. Committal will occur at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Vigil Service with Rosary Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Susan Brown

March 10, 2013

My darling Ralph,
I am so thankful and grateful to our heavenly Father for our time as husband and wife. My whole life changed because of you. Thank you for making every day so complete. "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." Song of Songs 6:3
Forever love in my heart and soul.

Christina Larson

March 2, 2013

I will always remember Ralph setting up hurdles and coaching me how to run when I was in elementary school. He taught me skills that I still use today running trails and entering races. Thank you Ralph and thank you Brown family for sharing him with me. My heart goes out to you all.

February 28, 2013

To all of Ralph's family - Ralph was a delight. Along with Sally and Bob and myself, we were the "four Brown cousins" all in the same grade in elementary school in Jacksonville. What a time we had. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Roland

February 28, 2013

I was so saddened to hear of Ralph's death. It was a true blessing in my life to have known him. He was inspirational in my husband's coming into the Church. He was always a rock of strength and filled with life and humor. His devotion to the Church and family was so encouraging to me personally. Susan, Anne Marie, and Family- Please know that you are in my prayers. Marianne Strzelecki

Steven Wegner

February 28, 2013

Ralph, my friend, You were a man of strong work ethics, fair minded treatment of all others, and a great sense of humor, my heart goes out to your family.

Peggy Gunter

February 27, 2013

To my brother, Ralph: I remember when you came into the world, and was so fortunate to be with you when you left it. You weren't just my "little brother", but my friend, ally and supporter. Godspeed to your new home.

Ellen Pelletier

February 27, 2013

Dear Susan and Annemarie:
God's plan is not our plan. By mere human standards, Ralph passed into eternity much too soon. I remember the love for his family that he always expressed in our conversations; his kindness, humor, intellect, hunger to know God and his willingness to share his knowledge of Him with others. Your loss is immeasurable but I pray that your memories will comfort and sustain you and with time, help your hearts to heal.

Dawn Hudock

February 27, 2013

To Ralph's Family,

I was lucky enough to work with Ralph at both De La Rue Cash Systems and here at Cummins Allison. I always enjoyed talking to him - he was always upbeat and funny. He will be greatly missed. I pray that fond memories of him will bring a smile to your faces and help you through this difficult time.

Jack Ferguson

February 27, 2013

Susan and Family, Ralph could always make me laugh, lighten my mood and be happy. His smile and laugh always brightened my day. He will be missed

February 27, 2013

To the Family of Ralph Brown:

As a long time business associate and friend of Ralph, I was deeply saddened when I learned of his passing into Eternity - but am comforted in knowing that our loss was Heaven's gain. May God grant each of you His Peace and Everlasting Love at this time of loss and sorrow.

Kurt Otte