Memorial tomorrow for Charles E. Brown, 1940-2013

October 18, 2013 at 9:00 am | In Obituaries, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 2 Comments

Family and friends will gather tomorrow in memory of Charles E. Brown, and are sharing this remembrance today:

Charles Edward Brown peacefully passed away early on the morning of Sunday October 6th 2013, surrounded by two of his grandsons, at the age of 73.

Charles was the oldest of six boys, born to Ed and Ellen Brown, on January 12 1940 in Billings, Montana. Hey joined the US Army in 1957 and served in Europe for 4 years. After serving in the military, he moved to Seattle along with his family. He began his long career working for Boeing in their Renton plant. He retired from Boeing in 1998 after 35 years of hard work and dedication.

Throughout his life Charles traveled all over the world to places such as New Zealand, Germany, Panama, and many other locations. He was very supportive to the plight of Native Americans, and donated generously to causes that supported better health and higher education for them. He was an avid mystery-novel reader and loved spaghetti western movies. He is survived by his two step-children Gregg & Gina Springer; his 4 grand-children Acacia, Aaron, Cameron, and Ethan Springer; and two great-grand-children Ayden and Addison; his brothers Bob, Pat, Gene, and Joe Brown. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19th, at 10:00 am, Evergreen Washelli Memorial. He will be extremely missed.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for your service in the US armed forces, Mr. Brown. Rest in peace.

    Comment by Mark — 10:08 am October 18, 2013 #

  2. Charlie was “all in” with being a dad to my brother and me. He may have taken us on because he loved our mom, but he raised us well because he loved us. He loved us truly and taught us well, both with his words and by his actions. I hope to do as well as he did and make him proud.

    Comment by Gina — 7:53 am October 31, 2013 #

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