Gary Drenen Brown

February 22, 1941November 8, 2018
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Gary Drenen Brown was born on February 22, 1941 in Brooklyn, Iowa and passed away on November 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona


  • Pamela Brown, Wife


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Christine Duprey

November 15, 2018

I knew Pam and Gary through doing flyball with our dogs. I remember Gary always smiling and he loved Pam and enjoyed their dogs. He always seemed to be happy, quiet sometimes but always kind. Gene and I wish Pam comfort and blessings through this part of her life. Rest In Peace, Gary. Love to you Pam and continue your life, Gary will be watching over you. Love Chris & Gene Duprey

Denise Wissink Rutenbeck

November 15, 2018

The Rutenbeck’s loved Gary. We sat by him at the Iowa home games for over 35 years. What a joy! We would yell and scream at those darn Hawkeys. Since we were end row seats we would stamp “potty passses”. People only got 2 lol. Watched Gary start to date Pam, his kids grow up, and his grandkids grow up all from the seats of Kinnick stadium. Love you Pam and Gary. Will be so missed

Tracey Martin

November 14, 2018

To my greatest supporter and my biggest fan! I love you Dad.
I will carry our memories in my ❤ forever and always cherish the time on earth we spent together. I know you will watch over us and provide a guiding light for any struggles we encounter. Your not just my Dad now, you are my guardian angel, and I will still look to you often for your helping hand and loving heart to fill me within when I need you most! Forever in my heart, see you in my dreams. Love always, Tracey.

Kim & Mike Steve

November 13, 2018

We have so many fond memories of Gary during our 25 plus years of friendship. From our casino excursions, to having a few beers and a lot of laughs along the way, to cheering on the Hawkeyes. Gary always had a smile on his face that would brighten anybody’s day. He will be sorely missed but he lives on inside each and everyone he touched. He is now basking in the warmth and sunshine of eternal life. Until we meet again, we love you Mr B.

Tom & Marcia O' Connor

November 13, 2018

It will never be the same without you Gary. We had such a great time just hanging out. So many great memories. Thanking God for the gift of your friendship. GO HAWKS!!!

Wanda Almberg

November 13, 2018

Pam, I loved Gary's smile. He always was so polite to me. I love the pictures of the two of you, they always made me smile because I could tell you enjoyed life. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Gary. You will be missed. Love to you Pam and the family.

Ed Duling

November 13, 2018

I would like to send love to Pam and all of Gary's family, Gary brought light into any conversation and every room what a pleasure, always on the bright side of everything, I am honored to know you, and will miss you, but always remember your smile, your friend Ed

Dorothy Holderfield

November 13, 2018

Gary always had a wonderful smile on his face everytime you happen to cross his path. Anytime I make a cherry pie from now on I will be thinking of him.

Kimberly Proctor

November 13, 2018

Pam, I have enjoyed seeing photos of you and Gary’s adventures over the years. Your smiles were so happy! You’re one of the strongest ladies I have had the pleasure to meet. I hope your memories bring you comfort. Horses are good therapists, too! Praying for you.


Iowa fans!!