May 25, 1932 - November 10, 2019
Bobby Carl Brown died November 10, 2019 at his home in Renton, Washington. He was born to William O. Brown and Opal L. Brown (Thompson) on May 25, 1932 in Temple, OK. He grew up with two sisters who precede him in death. His older sister, Billie Nelene (Edwin Jones) died August 17, 2019 in Lompoc, CA and younger sister, Jean Anne (Charles Bridwell) died April 2000 in Bellevue, WA.
Bob attended school in Temple up through two years of high school and shortly afterwards went to work at Oklahoma Gas & Electric as an electrical lineman’s helper before his promotion to a journey-man position. In December 1952 he entered the US Army and was assigned to the Signal Corp stationed at Ft. Lawton, WA until his honorable discharge in 1954.
During his assignment at Ft. Lawton, he met the love of his life, Loretta (Olsen). They were married on her birthday, November 10, 1954. They were a perfect match, both enjoying dancing, a beer or two, the great outdoors and especially camping with the opportunity to fish and hunt. Loretta was an Olympic class swimmer and participated in many competition events. Sadly, she preceded him in death on Dec 9, 1988 and was always painfully missed by him. Bob and Loretta had two daughters,
Claudia (Patrick Dickinson), Nancy (Kevin Christiansen), and son, Tom (Lisa Jackson) with 5 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren who live on after his death, remembering many special experiences with him.
He was employed with Seattle City Light & Power for 25 exemplary years and retired in September 1985. From early childhood, Bob was known for his natural talent in anything that had to do with trapping, hunting and fishing which was his lifetime joy and pastime. Bob had a classic sense of humor full of dry wit and capable of delivering an unanticipated zinger at any time...a joy to be in his company always. It is comforting to all his family and longtime friends (Davis’s & Schroeder’s) to know that Bob lived a wonderful and fulfilling life passing away a week after his last memorable hunting season.
The family will “salute” his life on December 21, 2020. The event will be held at the American Legion in Renton WA. after burial services at Washington Memorial Park.