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Hillside Funeral Home West

2929 West 13th Street North, Wichita, KS

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Nicholas "Nick" Brown

December 13, 1986June 17, 2020
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Brown, Nicholas "Nick", 33, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Wednesday June 17, 2020 in Wichita. Nick was born the son of Doug and Cindy Brown on December 13, 1986 in Wichita, Kansas. Nick and Ruth Harries were united in marriage September 6, 2009 in Wichita. Nick was a videographer for Koch Industries and loved photography and videography throughout his life. He won awards for Down to the Wire in Wichita. He played guitar and bass for several local Wichita bands. Nick loved gaming, animals, puzzles and was a devoted uncle. He was preceded in death his mother; Cindy Brown; grandmothers; Jo Brown, Jaylene Kemp. Survivors include his wife; Ruth Harries, father; Doug Brown; brother; Jacob Brown, sister; Kylie (Colton) Fogler, grandfathers; Robert (Ernestine) Brown, Jerry Kemp, nephews; Landenn and Cameron Fogler. A reception will be held on Tuesday June 23, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Home, 2929 W. 13th St. N., Wichita. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Kansas Food Bank, 1919 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67211.

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Beverly Randall

June 23, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Ruth and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Beverly Randall (Monday night knit along)

Lora Mackin

June 22, 2020

Roger and I send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you. We made a memorial donation in honor of Nick to the Kansas Food Bank. Sincerely, Lora and Roger Mackin

Jim Kuhn

June 20, 2020

I am a long time co-worker of Nick’s father, Doug Brown. I never met Nick. In reading other people’s memories of Nick, it sounds as if Nick had a lot of Doug’s touch; smart, unafraid to challenge, able to think ‘out of the box’ and caring (to mention a few).

To Doug and his family: I can never know the hurt and sorrow in your hearts at this time. I can only pray that you will eventually have peace in your hearts and that you become stronger, better and more caring than you already are.

Michaela Boman

June 19, 2020

I had gotten to know Nick over my sophomore year, which was his senior year. I can’t remember how we met. Probably someone invited me to sit in “The Nook”, which was a spot in Southeast high school where teenage misfits, skaters, budding intellectuals and artists, local music lovers, and film enthusiasts would sit at lunchtime. I remember being intimidated by him at first. You could tell he was deeply analytical and wanted to question your existence and all the absurdities of it. Navigating existence and social situations was such new territory for us all and that is probably why I found him intimidating at first. I realize now that Nick challenged me and I will be forever grateful to him for that.

I sensed that Nick and I would naturally be friends though, and we became very close that year. We used to go to Taco Tico on Sundays. We would drink coca colas with no ice and would eat suspect, but what is now very nostalgic to me, “food”. We would sit there for what felt like hours and whip ideas and cynical quips at one another. We would explore our existential angst and went out of our way to make each other laugh about it all. That humor helped me feel better about all the big and little things that already existed, but were just now realizing we floated among. I’m so glad I met you and you helped me cultivate this part of myself and I will carry what you gave me for the rest of my life. I love you, Nick and I’m happy you’re at peace.

Dennis E Bearden E.

June 19, 2020

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June 2020

Doug/Merri & Family,
This may be second sending, the first just disappeared. I never knew of Nick's life. Just saw his loss and so sorry. Sending Christian Spirit; which is, now DocDoLittle, Dennis' Saving Grace. Pray this Grace was with Nicholas, also. Respectfully, Dennis

Rex Gardner

June 19, 2020

Nick and I were discussing a photo at Boys State one year. It was a single person sitting on a long, low wall. I was centering the person. Nick told me to offset the person since it would make more of a visual impact. He was right. What he also was saying was that we need to be able to look at things differently. He was right. I am thankful to have had him in my life. Nick made my life fuller.

Mickenzi Evers

June 19, 2020

My biggest memory of Nick is on Terrace st. I would sit in my room up against the wall adjoining our duplex and listen to him play. I remember how cool I thought he was when he dyed his hair blue. (Lol) I also remember watching him and Jake skate board. These memories are from way back. But they are good memories. Rest easy Nick.

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