Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - February 4, 2011


Don W. Brown

Pleasanton resident Don W. Brown died Jan. 29, succumbing to a sudden stroke, at the age of 84.

He was born July 24, 1926, in San Jose, graduated from the Ojai Valley School in Ojai, and attended the University of Washington at Seattle. After serving in the Army he worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle then returned to California and worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for more than 25 years. He married Phyllis Lorraine in 1957 and adopted his son Don in 1963. He lived in Livermore until Lorraine died in 1985. He joined the Williams family in 1985 and later married Edith Charline. They spent 25 happy years together until she died just seven months ago. They were members of the Tri-Valley Unity church for more than 17 years. Many knew Mr. Brown for his outgoing personality and quick wit, and all who knew him will miss him.

Mr. Brown is survived by his son Don and wife Veronica of Los Gatos; three granddaughters; five stepchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren (with one more on the way) from the Williams family.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at noon Sunday at the Tri Valley Unity Church, 2260 Camino Ramon in San Ramon. Burial is to follow at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery, 1240 N. Livermore Ave., Livermore, with a reception to follow.


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