Bruce Ogden Brown

May 4, 1934June 21, 2013

Bruce O. Brown, 79, surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2013 in his home in Everett, WA. He was born on May 4, 1934 in Tacoma WA to Lewis and Irene Brown. Bruce was stationed with Co B 505th in Fort Lewis where he proudly served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He had many hobbies but his two favorite were woodworking and tending to his beautiful flower garden. Although he loved working around the house he also loved caravanning with friends, exploring the northwest with his family, or taking an occasional cruise with his wife i.e., Alaska, Panama Canal. Their most recent trip was a leisurely train ride through Canada to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. He loved to dance and they belonged to square dance, round dance and ballroom dance clubs throughout the years. His family describes him as a loving, devoted and nonjudgmental man with an uncanny sense of humor who never complained about much. His friends describe him as being loyal, a gifted craftsman who was both resilient and steadfast. Bruce is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen Brown; son, Dr. Kirk Brown (Danette) of Wilmington, NC; son, Keith Brown (Lisa) of Hillsboro, OR; daughter, Arlene Brown of Everett, WA; sister, Myrna Eaton of Mercer Island, WA. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson


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July 4, 2013

Dear Karen, You have been on my mind since Mary's service. Please know my heart goes out to you and your family. I feel as if I knew Bruce because of the sweet stories Mary told me. May the Lord help you heal from all the heartache you have endured this last month. Thinking of you.
Jani Hamilton, Mary's nail gal

Portia Martin

June 30, 2013

Karen and family, I was very sad to read of Bruce's passing. I was just talking about him this past week with friends of mine, telling them I used to work with this wonderful guy at Lynnwood Equipment..he used to tell us (my late husband Ira Martin and me) how much he loved woodworking. I loved his quips about his kids; he loved them dearly. He was truly a gentleman and a good Christian.

Karen Byrd

June 28, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce will be missed.

Pam Nelson

June 27, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Karen, and your family. Everyone at the bowling alley speaks often of him, and has missed him. If there is to be a memorial, many of us will be there.