|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2011|
Roy Arthur Brown went to be with the Lord Monday, August 15, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Sacramento at the age of 92 years. He was born March 8, 1919 to Clarence and Grace (Bomar) Brown in Washington. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. Roy was stationed in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack. He truly lived the "American dream". He left the service after five years and became a Long Beach Police officer on the motor squad. He married Nellie Lee Launders on April 7, 1946 and soon added a son, Michael and daughter, Marsha. He retired from the Police Dept. on February 28, 1974 and moved to Palm Desert. Roy returned to school and received his landscape contractor's license. Roy was an active member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Chapter 21 and taught young school students about his experience. After 30 years he moved to Pioneer to be near his daughter. Roy was a member of the VFW in Sutter Hill and a member of Sierra Baptist Church in Pioneer. He loved plants, animals, traveling and being involved with his family and friends. Roy returned to Pearl Harbor six times for the memorial services honoring the veterans. He is survived by his children, Michael Roy Brown and wife, Jarie of La Palma, CA, Marsha Carole Burney and husband, Boots of Pioneer; brother, Ron Brown and his wife, Aileen of Fallon, NV; grandsons, Jason Roy Bardin and Michael Shawn Brown; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Bardin, Cody Bardin, T.J. Brown, Meagan Brown, and Ashlyn Brown; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Nellie Lee Brown in 2006. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life service Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 A.M. at Sierra Baptist Church, 26355 Buckhorn Ridge Road in Pioneer. Inurnment will be in the veteran's section at Amador Memorial Cemetery in Pioneer.
Nellie Lee Launders Brown (1923 - 2006)*
Amador Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Carolyn Reynolds
Record added: Sep 11, 2011
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