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Donald G. Brown Oct.1,1922-Jan.16,2013

Donald G. Brown

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April 01, 2013
Dad's Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 at Willamette National Cemetary on April 5th. We'll gather in the parking lot at the Administration Office at 10:00 to be met by the military escort. Contact me for more details.
February 08, 2013
Ah, the memories we have of all those years at Crescent Lake with "Peasant." What we remember most about Don was his great story-telling ability and his wonderful sense of humor. We thought the world of him and Marva, and I know he and Dad are having a lot of fun catching up. Love to all the family.
February 02, 2013
I met Don in La Pine at a veterans breakfast and he kindly autographed his book for me. I enrolled Don in the WWII Registry: http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/search/pframe.asp?HonoreeID=2446969&popcount=3&tcount=6
January 24, 2013
My Uncle Don (married to my mother, Nadine's, older sister, Marva) was a booming presence in my youth. I recall with amazement the log cabin built with his own hands at Crescent Lake. Summers there with my cousins, Sue, Barry, and Rob were idyllic in the way that only childhood can contain. Carrying buckets down to the lake to haul up fresh water for washing dishes and the smell of fresh pancakes cooked atop a wood burning stove with wild huckleberries in late summer are memories as vivid today as they were fifty years ago.

I will never forget lying in my bed at night gazing up at the rafters to see what animal shapes I could construct out of the knots in the knotty pine support beams that held the cabin in place. In some ways, my Uncle Don was like this himself; a solid beam in the house of my extended family.

Years later, when I was at Sue and Wayne's one weekend I recall picking up the phone, on a whim, and calling my Uncle. It had probably been years since I'd talked to him. No matter. He welcomed my call and an hour later we were still at it. Okay, truth be told, he was still at it! Anyone who knew him even a little bit knew what a great story teller Don was. The "gift of gab" some call it. Well, Don had it and was not at all shy about sharing his near photographic memory of the many experiences he had acquired over many decades of living.

Now, in his passing, I find it is the sound of his voice that I most easily recall. I miss him and also feel a sense of joy in the knowledge of how fully he lived his life, to the very end.
January 23, 2013
I met Don and Marva in 2005. I helped them around the house and we became friends, and in a while they were like parents to me. They were both very remarkable people and I am blessed to have known them. Thank you, Don, for all the great memories! You will be missed. I love you.

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