Robert “Bob” Brown: 1926-2017
In loving memory of Robert “Bob” Brown, who passed away Jan. 9, 2017. Born in Longview, Washington, in December 1926, he grew up in Coulee City, then graduated from Roosevelt High School, where he met his wife Ann. They were married for 67 years.
He served in the Coast Guard from 1946 to 1949. He then graduated from the University of Washington in 1952 with degrees in architecture and city planning. He completed his career as an architect and planner for the Edmonds School District, retiring in 1988.
As a 50-year member of the Edmonds United Methodist Church, he made many friends. He volunteered at the church’s food bank for nearly 30 years, sang in the choir, belonged to several men’s groups and served as a greeter and memorial service planner.
He and Ann had a vacation home on Camano Island, and developed many friendships over happy hours and cabin repairs. Bob also enjoyed reading, camping, trains, gardening, the outdoors and traveling to over five continents with Ann.
The values and life lessons he modeled over his lifetime will always be a part of us, along with his sense of humor. Bob is greatly missed by his wife Ann and his children, Todd (and wife Candy), Robbin (Bob) and Nancy (Mark); his grandchildren Jill (Shelby), David (Claire), Sarah (Kyle) and Derrick (Ellie); and his great grandchildren Amelia, Abigail and Fredrick.
In honor of his life, a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. In lieu of flowers, he had requested donations be made to the Edmonds Food Bank.