Brown, The Honorable Wesley E., 104, passed away Mon., Jan. 23, 2012. A celebration of Judge Brown's life will be 10 a.m., Sat, Feb. 11, at College Hill United Methodist Church. Judge Brown served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy during WWII. He served as a Federal District Judge for nearly five decades. Among his awards were the 1998 Kansas Bar Association's Philip H. Lewis Medal of Distinction for outstanding and conspicuous service to the state and to the nation in the administration of justice; the 2000 Wichita Bar Association's Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2002 Judicial Council of the Tenth Circuit's Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2007 Wichita Crime Commission Criminal Justice Professional of the Year Award; the 2008 Kansas Bar Foundation's Robert K. Weary Award and also the 2008 Wichita State Alumni Association's Award of Distinction. Judge Brown was a long-time member of University Congregational Church. Preceded by wives, Mary Miller Brown and Thadene "Sis" Moore Brown. Survivors: two children, four granddaughters, and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials to: The Wichita Art Museum and Botanica, The Wichita Gardens. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. www.dlwichita.com
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Published in The Wichita Eagle from Jan. 29 to Feb. 9, 2012