William Marshall Brown

November 24, 2009

By Contributor

William Brown

William Brown

William Marshall Brown, of Issaquah, died in Issaquah Nov. 7, 2009. He was 86.Over the holidays, when the family is all gathered, there will be a small memorial.

Bill was born Sept. 23 in Huntington Beach, Calif., to William and Dorothy Brown. He was raised in Seattle and Mercer Island. He lived there and in Sequim and Issaquah.

He was an early resident of Mercer Island, and as a schoolboy, he took the foot ferry across the lake to Franklin High School.

During World War II, Bill served in the Marine Corps and saw duty in Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and China. He was a lifetime member of Ark Lodge 126 F and A Masons. He was a past member and manager of the Mercer Island Country Club, a past member of Glendale Golf Club, and a past member and president of Sunland Golf Club. While retired and living in Sequim, he crafted the liturgical wood work for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by Eve, his loving wife of 63 years, of Issaquah; his children Stephen, of Vancouver, Brad (Jane), of Issaquah, and Pam Gehrig, of Bellevue; and three granddaughters.

Bill excelled at woodworking.

His family remembers him as a good man, a character, known and loved by many. He is fondly remembered and deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his sister Pat and his parents, William and Dorothy Brown.

Arrangements are being handled by Drennan Ford, Port Angeles.

Bill was full of love and pride for his family, grateful for his friends, a man who frequently called upon the name of the Lord. We picture him now at peace…perhaps with an Old Fashion in hand.

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