Boyd P Brown Jr.

December 31, 1940June 16, 2013

Scarborough- Boyd P. Brown Jr., 72, passed away on Sunday June 16, 2013 at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Scarborough. He was born on December 31, 1940 in Port Chester NY. Boyd along with his former wife Marguerite “Bonnie” Brown, raised their family in Augusta. He remained in the central Maine area, then retired to his beloved home, “Journey’s End”, on Millinocket Lake. Boyd graduated from Loomis Chaffe High School in 1958, and from Yale University in 1962. He served in the United States Navy, and had one tour of duty in Vietnam as an Operations Officer. After this he served in the Navy Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander. He relocated his family from Newport Rhode Island to Augusta Maine in 1972 where he began a long career as a salesman. He worked for many years selling real estate in Maine and was a member of the Maine Board of Realtors. Later, Boyd worked in computer technical support for Occupational Health Research in Skowhegan. An avid outdoorsman, Boyd loved to spend time at his camps on Millinocket Lake, “The most beautiful place on earth” according to Boyd. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends, and he became a Registered Maine Guide. In 2001, he completed his first leg of a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail with his son, and he later returned to finish the final half in 2003 with friends. Boyd was predeceased by his parents, Boyd P. Brown Sr. and Marion “Sally” Safford, his brother Gary Brown, and his half brother Keith Brown. He is survived by his two children, Beverly Lawrence of North Yarmouth ME, and Boyd Brown III of Ashford CT, and four grandchildren. Boyd’s family would like to thank the staff at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Scarborough for the care and comfort that they provided him over the last several years. They would also like to thank VNA Home Health Hospice for their time and support during Boyd’s final days. A memorial service will be held later this summer in Millinocket. Arrangements are under the care of Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St, Portland. Donations may be made in Boyd’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at


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July 14, 2013

I'll always remember him as Don Quixote 2001 AT hiker. May he always have happy trails.
Bob Fowler Grampie-N->

Clark Wright

July 14, 2013

I remember Boyd ["Don Quiote"]from the class of 2001 hikers on the AT - hard to believe it was 12 years ago. This year, we are trying to help more and more veterans experience the amazing healing powers of the Trail, just as I know Don Quiote did. God Bless his family - may they know his was a life well lived.

Clark Wright - New Bern NC

Susan "Hammock Hanger" Turner

July 13, 2013

to the Family of Boyd or as I knew him best "Don Quixote", my condolences. He was a sweet man whom I had the pleasure of hiking with on the AT and the FL Trail. I was lucky enough to spend some time with him at Journey's End. He will be missed.

July 12, 2013

A life full lived.

Topher Hughes

July 12, 2013

24 Apr 2001: "Spent all day shelter-hopping with Don Quixote (Boyd the Elder) - caught up to PeeWee though, so one more member of the Walking Wounded has been reabsorbed"

Gonna miss you, Don Quixote!


Kim Charbonneau

July 1, 2013

Boyd and family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Please know that I am here for you

Nick Barnes

July 1, 2013

Professor Brown and family:

Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Let us know if you need anything.

Kim Arbour-Bard

June 30, 2013

Bev and Boyd, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie McKonly

June 24, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss. Had not heard from Boyd for several years. I will always remember our great times in Maine. My sincere condolences to all.

Sheryl Gregory

June 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I was unaware that he had been ill. He sounded so happy when he moved north. I had worked with him in the early 90's in real estate. He was proud that he had completed the whole trail. Earned that "attaboy" Our thoughts are with you. Sheryl & John Gregory