Elvin Eugene Brown
April 21, 2007

Elvin Eugene Brown, 74, of Duncanville, TX, died on Saturday, April 21, 2007, after battling cancer for over a year. Born July 15, 1932, in Hamden, MO, Elvin was the eldest son of the late Dwight Eugene and Ruby Pearl (Leathers) Brown. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his four children, Stuart Brown, Douglas Brown, Diane Kee, and Marla Ferguson; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Florine Prather, and is survived by 3 sisters, Watona Waller, Merna Bain, Marlene Senger, and his brother, Dwight Delon Brown.

After serving 4 years in the Navy, he attended the University of Missouri, graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career at Collins Rockwell in Cedar Rapids, IA. He then moved to Texas in 1981 to work for LTV/Loral, until retiring in 1999. An avid genealogist, Elvin established membership for himself and his family in S.A.R., The Society of Mayflower Descendents, and Order of the Founders and Patriots. He was a strong supporter of Troop 68 and firmly believed in the Scouting ideas. His grandson, Troop 68 Eagle Scout Grant Kee performed Taps in honor of his grandfather.

Elvin's greatest joy came from his 50 year marriage to Joan. He loved, and was much loved by his immediate and extended family. He is remembered as an anchor of support, a man of honest counsel, an advisor always available, but never judgmental.

Memorial services were April 26, 2007.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made, in Elvin Brown's name, to: TXSSAR Patriots Fund, in care of Treasurer Hank Voegtle, 9431 Loma Vista Dr., Dallas, TX, 75243. This is a Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) youth scholarship fund program.