Longtime Southeast Alaska resident Frank Allen Brown died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, in Juneau.
He was born in Wapato, Wash., to Frank and Irene Brown. He came to Alaska in 1961, and his parents followed in 1964. He worked as a civil engineer near Fairbanks, Yakutat, the North Slope and Southeast Alaska. He lived in Southeast Alaska for 34 years. Family members said that the wilds of Alaska captivated his heart. He enjoyed flying planes, hunting, carving ivory, and creating music and poetry.
He is survived by his parents, Frank and Irene Brown, Port Ludlow, Wash.; son Frank James Brown, Weiser, Idaho; daughters Vickie Brown and Maya Brown, Juneau, and Sally Brown, Haines; stepdaughter Dee Bellemame, Juneau; siblings Tracy Brown and Patricia Brown, Port Ludlow, Wash., Phyllis Anderson, Gaston, Ore., Rodney Brown, Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and many friends.
A celebration of Brown's life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Mendenhall Valley Moose Lodge. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 3200 Hospital Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.