Robert E. Brown
1930 - 2020
Robert E Brown
September 8, 1930 - November 6, 2020
Kansas City, Missouri - Bud Brown passed peaceably at Kingswood Health Center with his wife Dodie and daughter Melissa by his side. Bud was born in KC KS to Forest and Florine Reese Brown. Bud graduated 1949 from Shawnee Mission Rural High School and in 1951 enlisted in the US Naval Reserve serving as a commissioned officer. He was an aviator LTJG, Patrol Squadron Three and was awarded the National Defense Medal. Honorably discharged in 1955 he returned to the KC area where he met his future wife a junior high music teacher. His mother knew this was serious when he came home from work one day to quickly change clothes to attend a PTA meeting at her school. She was right that relationship lasted 63 years.
They had two daughters, Jennifer Brown Harnick and Melissa Katherine Cooper (Garrett) and five grandchildren, Katherine, Robert, Reese Harnick and Maggie, Dean Cooper. They were the delight of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marilyn Brunson.
Bud was definitely a family man, kind gentle and sweet with many friends as his Bud's Buddies could testify. He served on the vestry and membership chairman at his church. He was a real estate agent and board president. Multi-talented he loved swimming dancing drawing telling jokes and flew hot air balloons.
Memorial Celebration Dec 5, 11am St. Peter's and All Saint's Episcopal Church, 100 E Red Bridge Rd, KC MO 64114. Donations may be made to the church or Kansas City Community Foundation, acknowledging Bud and Dodie Brown Theatre Scholarship. 9229 Foster, OP KS 66212. He will be greatly missed.

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Published by Kansas City Star on Nov. 15, 2020.
Memorial service
St. Peter's and All Saint's Episcopal Church
100 E Red Bridge Rd, Kansas City, Missouri
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Dodie, it has been our honor and privilege to have met you and Bud at the wedding of our mutual friends seven years ago. Since that time, we have sincerely enjoyed having had the opportunity to get to know both of you better. Your care and support of one another through recent challenges has been a shining example of true marital, abiding love! David has held a deep respect for the man that Bud was from the very first time they spoke. He has always been impressed with the fact that he served his country with tremendous skill, dignity and honor. The stories shared at those Bud's Buddies meetings are special memories. The friendship we have been able to develop through these last seven years with you both is one that is so very precious to us, and his memory is one that will long live on in our hearts! May God bless you as you face the difficulty of the weeks and months ahead without your best friend of over 60 years. We know it won't be easy, but our God is indeed faithful, and He will never leave us or forsake us! May He wrap His loving arms around you, your family and hold you ever so close!
David & Stephenie Bernal
November 17, 2020