Harold H. "Pete" Brown
A graveside service for Harold H. "Pete" Brown, a Vancouver resident since 1943, was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Farnam and last resided in Vancouver, Wash. He passed away Saturday, Nov. 3 at Vancouver Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his widow, Evelyn at home; a son, Kent and wife Dian, Brush Prairie, Wash.; grandchildren Kristine Brown and Kathryn Brown, both of Corvallis, Ore.; Brian Ames of Washington State University, and Michele Ames of Vancouver and a brother, Robert, of Barstow, Calif.
In 1981 Brown retired as owner and manager of Brown Enterprises, a machine and equipment sales distribution business in Vancouver. Before that he was northwest regional sales representative for the Sandura Corp. of Philadelphia, manager of the furniture department of the former Montgomery Ward store in Vancouver, and a shipyard worker in Vancouver during World War II. He worked at the North Platte Telegraph newspaper in North Platte before moving to Vancouver.
Brown was a former member of the Elks Lodge 823 in Vancouver. He was a sportsman and was interested in football, hunting and fishing.
The Rev. Gerald J. Marvel of First Church of God officiated. Vault interment will be at the Garden of Resurrection, Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Source The Free Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1984
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