Donald Jay “Bud” Brown, 85, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, passed away November, 20, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.
Don was born on February 21, 1935 in Kimball, Nebraska to Jay B. Brown and Iwana “Dot” Brown. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. After his military service, Don returned to Wyoming and began farming with his father. During that time, he attained his Agriculture Business degree at the University of Wyoming and met Ellen. One year later, they were married in Fort Collins and spent 56 years together.
Don was a farmer through and through, and he was active in his community for many years. He was a member of the Jaycees , the Lions Club, the Masonic lodge, the LCCC Board of Trustees, the Wyoming State Parole Board, the CFD Indian Committee, the CFD HEELS and the National Potato Board. He was a proud life-long Republican.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen; two sons, David (Mindy) and Alan (Gina); his sister, Virginia; and his grandchildren, Nathan, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Fisher and Carson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and his brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” Stephens.
A memorial service will be held at the Pine Bluffs Community Center at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 followed by interment at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery with masonic and military honors.
In leu of flowers, donations may be made to the Black Dog Rescue and/or the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
Our lives and the world of farming will never be the same.
Services are entrusted to Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
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