Obituaries for the day of January 12, 2012

By Observer Upload January 12, 2012 10:48 pm





Jan. 13 — Bobbye Robinson, graveside service, 1 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel

Jan. 13 — Helen Crossen, memorial services, 2 p.m., First Christian Church, La Grande

Jan. 14 — Dewy Kleng, celebration of life, 1 p.m., Daniels-Knopp

March 3 — Lenore Bigler, celebration of life, 1 to 4 p.m., Powder grange


Gerald R. ‘Jerry’ Brown

Formerly of Enterprise, La Grande


Gerald Roscoe “Jerry” Brown, 97, formerly of Enterprise and La Grande, died Jan. 3. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Community Church, 13361 SE 172nd Ave. in Clackamas.

He was born Feb. 9, 1914, to Jim and Jessie Brown in Lewellen, Neb. He had four siblings.

After meeting and marrying Lucille Brown, he embarked on a career as a dairyman and award-winning butter maker.

In 1947, he moved to Enterprise and founded the Wallowa Valley Dairy. He attended, and was active in the First Baptist Church.

In 1960, he sold his dairy business and moved to La Grande and obtained his real estate license.

He then began his second career as a successful real estate agent. In 1980, he moved to Clackamas, where he retired.

He is survived by three children, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Kaiser Northwest Hospice.


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