Daniel Campbell Brown, 92, of La Grande, and a former Baker City resident, died April 19, 2001, at his son’s home in La Grande.
At his request there will be no public services. Private interment will be at Rock Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande.
Mr. Brown was born Oct. 25, 1908, at Condon to Charles Arthur and Missouri Pearl Fitzwater Brown. In 1924 he moved to Baker City. During World War II he was stationed in Italy with the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he was an engineer on PBY airplanes. He was shot down twice. In December of 1948 he married Aletta Fae Dunn in Winnemucca, Nev. The marriage later ended in divorce.
During his career as a teamster route man he drove a fuel truck and was a delivery driver for Crown Cleaners in Baker City. After moving to La Grande in the early 1950s he drove truck for Blue Mountain Distributing and later for Connie’s Distributing, from which he retired in 1973.
In 1966 he married Mary Alice Goodwin in Winnemucca. She preceded him in death in July of 1997.
Mr. Brown was a member of the Baker Elks Lodge. He will remembered for his love of life and the outdoors. He was an avid reader and dirt bike enthusiast. On his 80th birthday he took his last spin on his dirt bike before he sold it. Many will remember the dune buggy he built, and which is still in the family.
Mr. Brown is survived by his children, Dan D. Brown of La Grande, Irene Trible of Albany, Gary Brown of Cordova, Tenn., Mike Kelly of Meridian, Idaho, Linda Beeson of La Grande, Norma Flanagan of La Grande and Dennis Goodwin of Condon; his sister, Doris Macomber of Lacey, Wash.; several grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 30, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor