Girld Dee Brown, 95, of Wamego, formerly of Albany, Ore., died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his home. He had moved from Albany to live with his family.
Dee was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Eureka Springs, Ark, the son of Mack and Mary Christian Brown. He attended local schools. He lived in Colorado for a time but spent most of his adult life in the Albany area were he worked as a Mill Wright at a plywood mill.
He married Ada Mary Geer on June 18, 1938, in Steamboat Springs, Colo. She preceded him in death in August 23, 1994.
Dee was a long time member of the Dever-Connor Christian Church near Albany, and then a member of First Presbyterian Church in Wamego.
Dee is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Daniels and her husband, Herb, Wamego; his sons, David Brown and his wife, Sally, Portland, Ore., James Brown and his wife, Jane, Eugene, Ore. and Thomas Brown and his wife, Lynette, Oregon City, Ore.; his brother, Richard Brown and his wife, Barbara, Bozeman, Mont.; sister, Maxine Brown, Rogers, Ark.; nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, an infant grandchild and eight siblings.
A celebration of his life will be held in Oregon at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Community Health Ministry Building Fund, and those may be sent in care of Campanella-Evans Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at Campanellafuneral.com.