Bynum Estel Brown


June 28, 1918 - June 14, 2010

Bynum Estel (Brownie) Brown died June 14, 2010, in Walla Walla at the age of 91. Brownie was born at home to Bynum and Martha Huber Brown on June 28, 1918, in Anatone, Wash. He graduated high school in Anatone and continued his education at Washington State University, receiving a degree in forestry. While at WSU Brownie met his future wife, Janice, and they were married June 22, 1941. They had two children, Alan and Jeanne. Janice passed away in 1988.

Brownie served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Following his discharge he began working for the U.S. Forest Service. He also worked for Oregon Pulp Paper Company in Salem and Crown Zellerbach Corporation in Portland, where he served in many managerial positions until his retirement in 1983.

In November 1990, Brownie married Mary Scott Torland in Portland. Brownie and Mary were "snow birds" with homes in Sun City West, Ariz., and Walla Walla. They spent their time together taking many wonderful trips and visiting with their extended family.

Brownie enjoyed traveling the world on business prior to his retirement and later for pleasure. A devoted husband, father and grandfather he delighted in spending time with his children, grandchildren and extended family. His prize-winning rose garden and beautiful yard were a source of satisfaction and pride.

Brownie Brown is survived by his wife, Mary, at home; his son, Alan (Sharon) Brown, Poulsbo, Wash.; four grandchildren, Curtis (Melissa) Brown of Snohomish, Wash., Whitney Brown of Seattle, Kimberly Spear of Springfield, Ore., Douglas (Kaylen) Morgan of Eugene; and six great-grandchildren. Survivors also include his extended family, James (Georgia) Torland of The Dalles, Ore., Lynn (John) Verheul of
Sun City West, Ariz., Jan (Ron) Fastrup of Walla Walla; and two grandsons, Scott (Marie) Torland of Ontario, Ore., and Ryan (Jandy) Torland of John Day, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents,Bynum and Martha Brown; his wife, Janice; daughter, Jeanne Morgan; and son-in-law, Richard Morgan.

Per Brownie's request there will be no service.


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