Irby G. Brown

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  • "Becky so sorry about your dad.I just saw this. Love Deborah..."
    - Deborah Bowden
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    - Sandy and Julia Hoffman
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    - Lou Bruno
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    - Judy Sisson
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IRBY G. BROWN Renowned southwest artist Irby G. Brown went to be with his Lord and Savior early Saturday morning 5/28/16. He passed peacefully without any pain or suffering while surrounded by his family. Despite Irby being well known for his masterful artwork, he will be remembered most by his family and close friends for his faith, his love of God and his kind hearted and humble personality. Irby never gained any gratification from selling his art or the fame that went with his unparalleled talent; it was his satisfaction of being able to capture God's beauty through his art that pleased him the most. Irby was born in Paris, Texas March 25, 1928. He graduated from Paris High School in 1945, he served in the U.S. Army. After he returned home from Japan he started his art training under Olin Travis, who had taught at the famed Art Institute of Chicago, thus beginning his long career as an artist. He lived in Dallas with his family and then moved to Santa Fe where he and his wife lived for 25 years and he became renowned for his southwest art. Irby was once quoted as saying "When the painting was going well I felt like I was with the Creator and God was flowing through me". Irby had a great love of the outdoors, gardening, fishing, hunting and he has passed those loves onto his children and grandchildren. Irby is survived by his wife Patricia, his daughters Janet Price, Sarah Tipton, Becky Brown and his son Steve Brown and daughter in law Sue, as well as his sisters Billie Lou Duncan of Paris, Texas and Barbara Brothers of Addison, Texas. Additionally, he is survived by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren along with his many close friends. The family draws comfort from knowing they will be reunited with him in heaven one day. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6000 South R.L Thornton Fwy., Dallas, TX 75232 (214) 371-1336. Arrangements by Rhoton Funeral Home 972-242-5261, www.dignitymemorial.com/rhoton-funeral-home/en-us/index.page
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on June 7, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Rhoton Funeral Home
1511 South Interstate 35e | Carrollton, TX 75006 | (972) 242-5261
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