Long time Soldotna resident Richard J. Brown, age 84, passed away February 9 following a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer's.
Visitation will be on Sunday February 17 at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel from 3-6 p.m. Funeral Services at 12:00 p.m. on Monday February 18 at the Soldotna Methodist Church with the Reverend Karen Martin Tichenor officiating. Interment: Soldotna Community Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made in Richards name to: Hospice of Central Peninsula.
Richard is survived by his wife of 63 years Edna M. Brown; children, Kasandra (Thomas) Evans, Mark Brown, Richard (Vicki) Brown, Cynthia (Walter) Johnson; grandchildren, Matthew (Lynn) Coleman, Timothy Coleman, Thomas (Caroline) Evans, Jeffery (Danielle) Evans, Michael (Lindsay) Evans, Aaron Brown-Johnson, Aimee (KJ) Boyce, Andrew Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Jasmine Lind, Sarah Gruber, great-grandchildren; Amelia, Elena, Wyatt, Hayden, Lily, Claire, Andre, James and Malik. Richard is also survived by siblings; Nancy Logan and The Reverend Harold (Heldred) Brown. Preceded in death by sisters Helen Bechtel and Eleanor Hess.
Richard was well respected within the community and served on many boards including; Central Peninsular Hospital, Soldotna Historical Society and Serenity House. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce and an advocate for senior causes. He will be remembered for his strong work ethic, always giving 100 percent.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Crematory. Please sign Richards online guestbook at www.alaskanfuneral.com.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013