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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.
January 21, 2013
I miss you so much, Grandpa. I am overwhelmed with joy that you can now be with Grandma, but we selfishly miss you here. You lived a full and blessed life, and you worked hard to accomplish all that you did. Thank you for being such a great lap to sit on for stories from the old days, a push on the swing you set up for me, and sharing your infinite wisdom with all of us. I wouldn't be the woman I am today without you. All my love, forever and always. - Alisyn
January 21, 2013
"Life is short, and we have not too much time to gladden the hearts of those that travel the way with us.
O, be swift to love; make haste to be kind" --Henri Amiel

Thanks so much for all who have taken the time to write on this tribute site. I know Dad is smiling now.
January 21, 2013
DAD..Heidi,Davin,myself,will miss you here.See you on the other side.Greetings to the Friends of Don and Marva Brown,the Greatest Parents to have traveled this Earth.PEACE your son Rob..
January 21, 2013
Don and Marva were such a huge part of my life and even more, an ever present, always loving influence for Heidi and Davin. I would never be able to thank them enough for all their love and support. They are missed so very much.
January 20, 2013
Don, thanks for all the memorable times with you and Marva. Eighty degrees and blue skies forever.

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