Willard William Brown, 85, of Sterling, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Sterling. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Tennant Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Tennant Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Willard was born on Oct. 16, 1928, in Vernon, to Orba and Ruth (Fisher) Brown. He went to school at Beecher Island. Willard served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1952. He worked for 25 years at Trinidad Bean.
On May 22, 1953, Willard married Yvonne Brown in Akron, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year. He enjoyed woodworking.
Willard is survived by his wife, Yvonne; son, Dennis Brown of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; son, Steve Brown of Sterling; son, Doug Brown of Sterling; daughter, Jeanne Brown of Greeley; sister, Pauline Guim of Wray; brother, Wilbur Brown of Wray; 30 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Susan Thomas; daughter, Julie Brown; two sisters; and four brothers.
Memorials can be made to the Willard W. Brown memorial fund in care of Tennant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751.