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Brown, Gerald Wilber – Obituary

Gerald Wilbur Brown, 88, of Baker City, died Sept. 12, 2005, at Settlers Park.

At his request, cremation was held with private interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Vananda City, Mont. He was raised in Duluth, Minn., and received his education there. Mr. Brown married Ann Diebekis on Nov. 7, 1952, in Cloquet, Minn. The family came to Baker City in 1955 from Canyon City.

He enjoyed playing the accordion, harmonica and guitar. He was a member of Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witness.

He is survived by daughters Grace Schramm of Duluth, Minn. and Norma Axelson of Minnesota; stepsons, Frank, James, Gerald and Dan Trader; stepdaughter, Luci Myers-Sohler; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Syneva Farliegh and Ruth Brown and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ann, three brothers and one sister.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory may direct them to the Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witness. This may be done through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 16, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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