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Mr. William J. Brown

Obituary for Mr. William J. Brown

August 28, 1926 - September 21, 2018
Helotes, Texas | Age 92

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William J. Brown, age 92, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Helotes, Texas. He was born August 28, 1926 in Abilene, Kansas to William Alfred Brown and Doris Agnes Tucker Brown. William served in the Navy in WWII, stationed in the Philippians, where on his return, he was set up on a blind date with the love of his life, Katherine Marilyn Jones, of Everette, WA. They were wed 3 months later. Together they lived a life of service, both in the church and in the community. He was an accomplished surveyor in California and Washington, the latter where he had his own business and was also president of the uptown businessman association. Upon his second retirement, in Washington, he and his wife moved to California where he became a lawn bowling champion at the age of 76. Later, he retired a third time and moved to San Antonio, TX where he and his wife resided the past 14 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Katherine "Marilyn" Brown; and daughter, Mary Kay Brown, his sister Dorothy Bailey, and his parents. William is survived by his daughter, Laurel Goodman and her husband Jim; son, Steven Chester Brown and his wife Noushin; grandchildren, Sabina Marie Kelly, James Matthew Goodman IV, and William Parker Goodman; and great granddaughter, Zeina Amelia Kelly. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2018, prior to the 1:00pm service at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018
1:00 P.M.
PORTER LORING NORTH

Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.

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