|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1915|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 1992|
Marvin E Brown was born April 15, 1915 in Yukon, Canadian, Oklahoma. He is the son of Charles Edwin Brown and Luetta Vernal Stingley. He has a sister named Hazel Neoma Brown Steele.
He enlisted in the Army May 29, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK with his cousin Harry Maurice "Bud" Vickers. Maurice was killed in 1943 at the Army base in Louisiana. Marvin, however served his time and was honorably discharged Dec 17, 1945 in Fort Lewis, Washington. He served in the Army as a Staff Sargent in WWII in the South Pacific.
He earned the following medals:
Asiatic Pacific Service Medal,
Bronze Star Medal GO 47 HQ 15 Com 45,
Good Conduct Medal,
American Theater Service Medal,
American Defense Service Medal.
He met and married Mildred Jean Rankin on Sept 2, 1942 in Vancouver, Washington. They had three children all born in Portland, Oregon: Luetta Irene, John Marvin and Patrick Lee Brown. Marvin has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren
He worked for many years as a railroad detective.
Marvin died in his home at Rockaway Beach, Tillamook, Oregon on March 29, 1992. He was cremated and his ashes scattered in the forest near the North Fork of the Clackamas River in Oregon, a favored family camping area in which he had fond memories. The family purchased a memorial brick at Dornbecher's Children's Hospital to honor his name.
(Publishing Newspaper uncertain, prob, THE OREGONIAN)
MARVIN E. BROWN
A memorial service for former Portland resident Marvin E. Brown will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Waud's Funeral Home in Tillamook.
Mr. Brown died of causes related to age Sunday in his Rockaway Beach home. He was 76.
He was born on April 15, 1915, in Yukon, Oklahoma. he graduated from high school in Oklahoma before moving to Texas in the 1930s. he moved to Portland in 1941 and married Mildred Jean Rankin on Sept 2, 1942 in Vancouver, Wash.
Mr. Brown enlisted in the US Army and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1946, he went to work as a railroad detective for Burlington Northern Railroad. He retired in 1976. After that he moved to Rockaway Beach.
Mrs. Brown died in 1979.
Survivors include his daughter, Luetta Rea of tillamook, sons John of Portland and Patrick of Green River, Wyo.; sister Hazel Steele of Anchorage, Alaska and seven grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation.
Charles Edwin Brown (1887 - 1940)
Luetta Vernal Stingley Pettit (1894 - 1979)
Mildred Jean Rankin Brown (1920 - 1979)
Patrick Lee Brown (1955 - 2006)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Scattered near the North fork of the Clackamas River. Oregon
Created by: The Angel Hunter
Record added: Oct 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22024758