Doyt Dean Brown, 50, of Kuna, went to his final resting place on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Doyt passed away unexpectedly of natural causes. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Church of the Nazarene, Kuna. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. A visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to the family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com
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He was born Nov. 16, 1957, in Twin Falls to Robert Charles Brown and Ada Ruth (Simcoe) Brown. Doyt grew up in the Gem State and truly enjoyed all the wonderful things Idaho offered, especially the outdoors. He attended high school in Rupert, where he was raised with his two sisters, Teri and Tracie.
After high school, Doyt went to work farming until the opportunity to see the countryside presented itself by driving truck long haul where he got to see lots of beautiful countryside. Doyt met the love of his life, Rita, who was dispatching trucks for her uncle's trucking company and within months, they were married. Doyt married Rita Chester on March 21, 1987, in Burns, Ore. They made their home there while Doyt worked several years for Tecton and Snow Mountain Pine. In 1994, they became proud parents of their only child, a son, Austin Robert Brown, Doyt's pride and joy.
In 1998, Doyt and family relocated to Ontario, Ore., and later to Fruitland, where he worked at Dickinson Frozen Foods before going back to trucking. Doyt loved his "Big Rig," but not as much as his family and that is what took them to Kuna, where his mother lives. Doyt found his "niche" in his career life when he went to work for Western Trailers in Boise. He enjoyed his job and his co-workers who became his friends. He took pride in his work, knowing his skill as a welder was contributing to his employer and worked through his recent illness up to the last days.
Doyt loved to fish, camp and spend many hours reading western books. He was an avid sports fan, and never missed Race Day and tuned into NASCAR.
Doyt is survived by his wife, Rita (Chester) Brown, son, Austin Robert Brown, mother, Ada (Simcoe) Brown, all of Kuna, sister, Teri Anderson of Rupert, sister, Tracie Roberts (Ron) of Boise, brother-in-law, Brent Chester (Shannon) of Hillsboro, OR, brother, Dennis Brown (Sharon) of Winnemucca, NV, and sister, Penny Campball of California; and nieces, Layne Anderson, Allyson Roberts, Alexis and Chloe Bridge, Alyssa and Gwendolynn Chester, Celese Brown and nephew, Tommy Brown.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Charles Brown, father-in-law, Robert Lee Chester, mother-in-law, Judy J. Chester, grandmother, Erma (Simcoe) Cook and grandfather, Joe Cook.
Memorials can be made to the Kuna Nazarene Church Youth Group, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.
To the world he may have been one person, but to one person he was the world.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 12, 2008