Robert H. Brown, Sr., 73, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. The memorial service was  May 21 at the Stanfield Moose Lodge.

Mr. Brown was born March 23, 1938, in La Grande to Harold E. and Helen L. Emerson Brown. He graduated from La Grande High School and has lived in La Grande, Enterprise, and Milton-Freewater.

He worked as a logger, truck driver and security guard, retiring in 2001. In 2005, he and Nancy L. Craig married in Port Orford.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Nancy Brown, at their home in Echo; five daughters Barbara Nazy of Centerville, Wash., Jennifer Craig of Echo, Valerie Califf and Elizabeth Castillo, both of Umatilla, and Rachael Craig of Stanfield; sons Robert H. Brown Jr. of Echo and Charles R. Craig Jr. of Stanfield; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandson Cody Robert Samuelson Brown.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

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