Jess Brown, age 89, born in Madera and resident of Fresno for 56 years died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He was a retired truck driver and WWII veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite June Brown; his son, Steven Ross Brown; and three grandchildren, Steven Jr. Brown, Sarah Brown and Perry Rose. Jess is survived by six children and their spouses, Elizabeth Brown and Lupe Fernandez, Louis and Joyce Brown, Julie and Doug Henrickson, Patsy and David Rose, Jesse Brown and John and Karen Maria Brown; 20 grandchildren; 48 great-grand-children; two great-great-grand-children; and three siblings, Mary Rodriguez, Manuel Brown and Raymond Brown. Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Chapel on Monday, February 10, 2014, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., with a Graveside Service at Belmont Memorial Park. Stephens & Bean Chapel, 202 North Teilman Avenue, Fresno, California (559)268-9292
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Feb. 9, 2014