Gerald Brown

Gerald R. (Jerry) Brown was born April 17, 1950, in Coupeville to parents Jesse (Bob) and Sally Brown. He died Nov. 15, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with diabetes. Jerry died peacefully at his home in Reno, Nev.

He is survived by his brothers, Robert T. Brown of Freeland; Jack L. Brown and his wife, Margaret, of Redmond; and sister Marilyn Williams and her husband, Karl, of Cornville, Ariz. He is also survived by his nephew, Ron Brown (Lori) of Clinton, and his niece Joye Brown Veit (PeeWee) of Clinton; nephews Joel Christoe (Jona) of Napa, Calif., Brett Christoe (Cindy) of Ashford, Wash., Paul Christoe (Alta) of Tacoma, niece Suzanne Forsberg (Rob) of Manteca, Calif., niece Diana Cormier (Rick) of Belfair, Wash., niece Jennie Gilbert Brown (Matt) of South Prairie, Wash., and nephew Patrick Sjodin (Susan) of Warrentown, Ore., along with numerous great nephews and nieces and friends.

Jerry’s work career consisted of being an expert house painter and casino dealer in Washington and Nevada.

Jerry’s smile, quick wit and lively humor always filled a room with laughter and good cheer.

Jerry graduated from Langley High School in 1968 where he was an outstanding athlete. He was an avid sports enthusiast following closely Husky football and basketball as well as the Seahawks.

Those in his life have been blessed with a loyal friend, a dear brother and a fun uncle. He lived and went the way he wanted to; it was far too soon for those of us who knew and loved him, and we will miss him more than words can say.

Due to his fondness for animals, any donations can be made to WAIF.