Robert Wallace Brown

May 20, 1925November 26, 2013

Robert Wallace Brown”Bob”, 88, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2013 in Tualatin, Ore. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris, in Feb. 2008 after 59 years of marriage, and one brother, James Russell Brown. He is survived by his son, Robert Jr., previously of Longview, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and David Allen of Kent, WA and multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bob is also survived by one brother, Bert Richard Brown, of Portland. He was born in Portland, attended Pacific Univ. and Oregon State Univ., where he earned his PhD in Mathematics. After working at Boeing for 8 years, and one year of teaching at OSU, Bob became the Mathematics Department Head at University of Alaska Fairbanks until he retired in 1983. After retirement, he moved into the family home in Tualatin. Bob was a WWII Navy Veteran who served in multiple operations in the Pacific Theatre on the USS Albert W. Grant (DD-649). A dedicated family man, he enjoyed participating in the family’s activities including Boy Scouts, ski school, square dancing, woodworking and traveling the United States pursuing genealogy with his wife. He enjoyed playing bridge and was particularly good at pinochle. Bob loved the Lord and served his church over the years in youth leadership, and more recently, as a greeter. Services will be held Monday, Dec 2 at 7pm in Lake Oswego at Lake Bible Church. Visitation will be at the Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home on Monday from 10am-5pm. Private interment will take place later at the Willamette National Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2013

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Connie Newtson

January 27, 2014

My belated sympathies to you in the loss of Bob. I met Bob and Doris one time when they visited my home in Decatur, IL on a genealogy trip. They visited with my Aunt Mildred and also with me. I am sure you will miss him greatly, but he is in a better place now. Please forgive the late acknowledgment. I appreciated getting your postcard.

Liz Brooker

December 5, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I'm sorry for your loss. I have delivered Bob's mail for the past 10 years. On many days I would turn the bend to your families home and he would be outside tending the garden. He always waved and smiled his big smile which always brightened my day. God Bless him and his wife Doris as they are reunited.

Jenise Klos

December 3, 2013

I'm sorry to hear this sad news. My sympathy to your family. Bob hired me at the University of Alaska my first year in Alaska. I stayed in the Mathematics Dept for 35 years until I retired two years ago. I have many fond memories of Dr. Brown.

Cheryl McClain

December 2, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We are praying for Bob's soul; though we're sure he's in heaven with Doris. Please remember that you and your family are in our thoughts at this sorrowful time. Cheryl & Gary McClain