(January 16, 2003)
Funeral services for Glen Maughan (Brownie) Brown, 81, will be conducted today (Tuesday, Jan. 21) at 11 a.m. at the Powell LDS Church. Mr. Brown died at his Powell home Thursday, Jan. 16.
He was born May 23, 1921, to Joseph Murray and Elizabeth Maughan Brown in Rigby, Idaho. He graduated from high school in Rigby in 1939 and joined the Civil Conservation Corps, working in Idaho.
After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He attained the rank of sergeant and was a veteran of several World War II battles in the South Pacific, including Guadalcanal, Guam and Iwo Jima. His pride in being a Marine was reflected throughout his life.
Mr. Brown moved to Powell in 1948 where he met and married Frances Virginia Bunn on March 15, 1949. They were sealed in the LDS Temple in Idaho Falls, Idaho, July 5, 1968.
They resided in Powell where he worked for the Burlington Truck Lines, serving businesses in Powell and Cody. He was a member of the Western Conference of Teamsters. He retired in 1981.
He was a member of the LDS Church, American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, National Rifle Association and was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was active in many organizations, including past president of the Heart Mountain Rod & Gun Club, president of the Hicks and Chicks Square Dance Club and Kut and Capers Square Dance Club and Commodore of the Big Horn Basin Boat Club.
He was particularly proud of helping to organize the Little League Baseball program in Powell in the 1950s and 1960s. He coached Little League teams for over 12 years and helped coach the American Legion Baseball team in 1970.
He was a member of the Northwest College booster club and rarely missed a Powell Panther or Trapper athletic event. He loved being a spectator, player, coach and umpire, and he always made sure that his Little Leaguers got to play, regardless of winning or losing.
Mr. Brown was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed sharing his skills and experiences with his sons and friends. He spent many days in his special places on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, in Sunlight Basin and in the Beartooths and with his uncle Jim on the Clark's Fork.
Survivors include his wife Frances; sons Larry Brown and wife Fritzie of Rancho Murieta, Calif., and Craig Brown of Bozeman, Mont.; grandchildren Lofton, Joshua and Jordan; brothers Lynn Brown and wife Becky of Montrose, Colo., and Vernon Brown and wife June of Rigby, Idaho; and sister Mardean Gonnely and husband Roy of Kelseyville, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Roy and uncle Jim Brown of Powell.
His family will remember his generosity, friendship, thankfulness and spirit. His family looked to him as a source of identity, confidence and love that gave them the gifts of life and soul. He was a man who encapsulated a heart that was equally as big. He will be missed in the lives of family members.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.
Memorials are requested to a charity of choice.