Conrad Ellis Brower
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12/19/1933 - 11/7/2012
Conrad Ellis Brower passed away peacefully on November 7, 2012 at his home in Auburn, California.
Conrad was born on December 19, 1933 to Ellis and Ella Brower in Concord, Calif. He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Schoonover, on April 25, 1953 and they had five beautiful children.
Conrad served in the National Guard for eight years and was with the Retail Clerks Union for over 30 years. He retired from Raleys in Auburn in 1990 and went on to work for his son at Brower Mechanical. He was a hardworking family man that would work two or three jobs at times to provide for his family.
He is survived by the love of his life, Sharon; son, Jeff Brower and wife Janice; daughter, Connie Gravelle and husband, Roger; daughter, Laura Ramirez and husband, David; daughter, Jodeen Pedersen and husband, John; grandchildren: Jacob, Roger, Danielle, Joshua, Jesse, Kyra, Cassie, Owen, and Sam; and great-grandchildren: Jahke, Audrey, Cooper, Avin, Miles, and Ellis Conrad.
He is preceded in death by daughter, Joella.
Conrad had a great love for his family and for the outdoors and would combine the two as much as possible. He and Sharon loved to take their young grandchildren out on their houseboat at Englebright Lake or camping in their motor home, surrounded by all the family. He was an avid hunter in his younger years and belonged to Ducks Unlimited. He was a great fisherman for all of his years and leaves behind wonderful memories for his sons and grandsons of their time spent together in his small fishing boat. Two days before his passing, Conrad spent the warm Sunday afternoon salmon fishing with grandson, Josh.
Every single person that met Conrad Brower liked him immediately and genuinely. He knew no enemy and was adored by his friends and family. He was faithful and funny, respectable and kind. Although we will miss him terrible, we thank the Lord for a full life with many, many "neat days".
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1279 High Street.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Nov. 11, 2012