Douglas Wellington Brown, 86, Slipped away in his home on October 16, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska surrounded by his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Doug married Susan Janet Wharton on June 28, 1952 and sealed in Alberta Canada Temple on June 29, 1961. They were married for 62 years.
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Doug was born in Wisconsin on May 31, 1927 and was raised and lived in Duluth, MN. He Served in the Navy and Naval Reserve, Civil Air Patrol the Alaska Air National Guard and the Anchorage Police Department as a Reserve Officer. He had a long career in Anchorage, working at the Empress and Fourth Avenue Theaters where he met Susan, Alaska RR, Concrete Products of Alaska, Allstate Builders, Bear Run Building Materials, United Lumber, Noble Craft Kitchens, Allen and Peterson, Alaska Boat Houses and Eagle Hardware, in addition to being self-employed at Doug Brown Screens and A-1 Altering and Building Repair.
Doug was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was also involved in the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop and Quartet Singing in America, a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America and served for 14 years on the board of the Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery. He took a special interest in barbershop singing, hockey, and bowling. Doug and Sue served two missions for the church; One in Lame Dear, MT and one in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Doug is survived by his wife, Susan Wharton Brown; sister, Phylis Despot; sister-in-law, Carolyn Brown; children, James (Debby) Brown, Robert (Christine)Brown, Valerie(Dave) Sherman, Lollie(Greg) Martone, and Natalie (Tim) Tucker; grandchildren Shana Snyder, Paula Brown, Loni Ivey, Erika Mitchell, Jessica Powell, Angie Johnson, Alex Brown, Corey Brown, Kyle Brown, Jamie Brown, Ambriah Paraoan, Jared Brown, Jessica Ortiz, Jillee Brown, Luke Sherman, Jack Jefford, and Jonah Hebert; 44 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and close friends
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Margaret Brown; brother, Donald Brown, and one great-great grandchild Victor.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 22, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at the Klatt Road Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel located in Anchorage at 11701 Puma St. A service will follow at 2:00pm. A private burial will follow at Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home.
Published in adn.com from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2013