Fred Miller Brown
Fred Miller Brown, of Talent, Ore., died at home on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. He was born on June 15, 1918, in Granite, Okla. Fred enlisted in
the Navy in 1937, and served four years. After being discharged, he went to work for Boeing in Seattle, Wash., as a sheet metal worker. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, he re-enlisted, and served until the end or World War II. Fred rose through the ranks and was discharged as a chief machinist mate. He had been in charge of five dry docks in the Philippines, for the purpose of repairing and maintaining PT boats. After he was discharged, Fred and his wife, Virginia, and their daughter, Marie, settled in Klamath Falls, Ore. While there, he worked in the sawmills, and dedicated his life to the Lord, Jesus Christ, and served him faithfully the rest of his life.
In 1951, Fred and his family, relocated to the Rogue Valley, where he continued working in the lumber industry. He and Virginia later divorced. In 1964, he married Norma Nielsen. After Fred retired in 1978, he and Norma traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. He resumed bowling, and that was his favorite activity.
Fred is survived by his wife of 47 years, Norma; daughter, Marie Rodriguez; five stepsons, Dennis, Jerry, Rod, Doug and Mark Nielsen, and their spouses and children. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother and sister.
A graveside service will be held on Moday, March 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Pastor Bob Palmer will be officiating.