George Brown, retired Special Agent from the Great Plains Region, passed away October 30, 2014. The following is from his obituary:
George Phillips Brown
(January 27, 1928 - October 30, 2014)
George Phillips Brown, youngest son of Mitchell H. Brown and Constance Gertrude Spong Brown, was born and raised on a small farm in Rockwall County, Texas. Despite the hardships of growing up in the Great Depression, he showed early interests in animals, the outdoors, classical opera, and reading and learning that continued throughout his life. He received his B.S. (Agriculture, 1948) and M.S. (Agricultural Economics. 1953) from Texas A&M University. In 1949, he married his childhood friend and life-long love, Bettye Jo Crawford. Following several years teaching high school agriculture in Texas, he moved to the Midwest with his new family into his long term career as a Special Agent with the US Department of Agriculture. In this capacity he was a well-respected field investigator and valued mentor to the succeeding generation of agents (his "cubs.") His final work posting was in Denver, Colorado, where he subsequently enjoyed an extended retirement filled with family, camping and fishing, international travel, enjoyment of the arts and reading, and the simple pleasures of life. His proudest achievement was the happiness and success of his children. His greatest pleasure was to have his family gathered around him, preferably with good food cooked by Bettye. He maintained an active enjoyment and interest in the world around him until his last days. He passed away in the company of his family from complications following heart surgery earlier in the summer. He was sustained throughout his life by his Christian faith.
George was preceded in death by his parents, and by his brothers Thomas C. Brown and Mitchell H. Brown, Jr. He is survived by wife Bettye, son Dale Brown (Kelly Ambler) of Denver, daughter Marilyn Brown (Keenan Kloeppel), grandson Marshall Dixon (Brooke Choate Dixon), granddaughter Marianna Dixon Geter (Matthew Geter), and grandson Wyatt George Dixon, all of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A memorial service will be held at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, Colorado 80220, 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials may be made to Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church Sacred Music Fund (payable to "Montview Church Sacred Music") or to American Heart Association.