Frank Howard Brown


Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Former Juneau resident Frank Howard Brown, 71, died Dec. 20, 2004, in Newport, Ore.

He was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Ketchikan to Myrtle (Mortensen) and Earl Brown. He graduated from Ketchikan High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He served three years at Frankfurt, Germany, at Rhein Main Air Force Base.

In 1954, he married Patricia Desmond in Ketchikan.

He was a storekeeper on the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). He loved the ocean and enjoyed fishing.

In his later years, he became an amateur photographer.

He retired from the AMHS in the mid-1990s, moved to Camano Island, Wash., and lived in Newport, Ore., for the past three years.

He was very active in the Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by daughter, Charisse L. Eveland of Sitka; sons, Scott A. Brown of Camano Island, Wash., and David M. Brown of Mobile, Ala.; grandson, Thomas Eveland of Oregon City, Ore.; granddaughter, Amanda Eveland, also of Oregon City; the children's mother, Patricia Ridley of Sitka; and special friend, Merridy Spear.

Memorial services were held at the Church of Nazarene, 227 NW 12th St., Newport, Ore. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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