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George Thomas Brown
September 18, 1941 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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On Sunday, September 10th, 2023, George T. Brown Jr. loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away from natural causes at the age of 81 in Puyallup, Washington.
George, better known as Bud, was born in Sandpoint ID on September 18th, 1941 to George and Murrell Brown.
Bud started and completed his education in Spokane, Washington where he graduated from North Central High School. He immediately joined the US Army National Guard in 1957, he then enlisted into the US Army Reserves in 1960 and later transitioned to Active Duty in 1964. He served in combat in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 as Military Police. He was honorably discharged in 1970 just after marrying his first wife Rita. Bud and Rita had two children Wendy and Jason, and divorced a few years later. In 1977 Bud met the love of his life, Connie. Connie had two children, Matthew and Todd, from a previous marriage. Bud and Connie were married in December 1979 and had two children of their own, Shawna and Sabrina.
The family resided in Spokane for many years where Bud worked in the tire service industry. In 1984 Bud moved his family to the Seattle area where he was offered a job at the Seattle Times newspaper.
Bud belonged to several organizations including a motorcycle club, GTWA, who raised money for different charities to bring awareness for children needing mental, physical, and medical attention. He also belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles for approximately 30 years. He worked his way through the ranks to become president and past president of his chapter. He also served on the board of trustees.
He enjoyed classical country music and the oldies, cooking, ballroom dancing with his wife, but mostly he loved to be around his entire family, He was known for his sarcastic humor, his volunteerism, and his honesty.
Bud was preceded by his wife Connie, his brother Delbert, and his sister Dorrine. He is survived by his six children, nineteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and his sister Geri Powers.