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Brown, Artemas “Brownie” – Obituary

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Baker City, Oregon

Artemas ‘Brownie” Brown, 88, of Baker City, died Jan. 12, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

His memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen will officiate.

Mr. Brown was born on April 5, 1913, at Mason City, Iowa. He was the son of Artemas and Ruth A. Sundberg Brown. After graduating from high school, Mr. Brown attended Carlton College in Minnesota on a music scholarship. There he met and married his wife, Edith Brown, who was also attending on a music scholarship.

“Brownie” was a devoted husband, father and lay Methodist minister while devoting more than 50 years of service as a professional YMCA director in Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Washington and Idaho. He spent his spare time in Christian service to his community and family and loved hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his brother, Jay Brown, and his wife, Norma, of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Ruth Ann Angel of Portland and Peggy Steinmeyer and her husband, Herb, of Astoria; his son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Wesley Ann Brown of Baker City; seven grandsons, five granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Edith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker United Methodist Church or the Baker Family YMCA through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 18, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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