Loren Brown - July 03, 2009
After a full and rewarding life, Loren Brown passed away peacefully on Friday, July 3, 2009 at Autumn Heights Nursing Home in Denver.
Loren was born Feb. 27, l931 at the Union Pacific Railroad depot in Dannebrog, Neb., where his grandfather was railroad depot agent.
Loren was the son of Arthur Howard and Myrtle Lucy (Conger) Brown who were residents of Perkins County at the time of his birth. The family moved to Los Angeles County in l940. Loren graduated high school from Compton Junior College in Compton, Calif.
Loren proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked in retail most of his life and owned Bock’s variety and toy store in Glendora, Calif., for as number of years. When he left California he settled in Las Vegas for 10 years and then retired to Grant, Neb., in 1998, his childhood home.
Loren loved music and played piano from a very young age. In his early adult years he also served a choir director at a couple of California churches. His family was proud of the many Christian albums he recorded during this time.
In his youth Loren was active in youth for Christ and campus ministries in Southern California. He was a member of The Lions Club for over 50 years, as well as being a member of The American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. While living in California he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army and served on a number of other boards and committees. He gave untold hours to each community he was a resident of.
Hobbies included gardening, reading, listening to music, and fishing.
Loren’s greatest love was family. He is survived by daughter Kathleen Wentworth and husband Jeff of Englewood, Colo., his son Kenneth Brown of Apollo Beach, Fla., his brother Vernon Brown and wife Janet, his sister Maggie Headrick, four nephews, two nieces, four great-nieces, one great-nephew, two great-great-nephews, two step-grandsons, two aunts and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by a brother Donald Brown.
Services were held at the Congregational Church in Grant on Wednesday, July 8, with Rev. Melvin Brown officiating.
A memorial fund has been established at Westview Retirement Home, Grant.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.