Obituary: Howard William Brown |

Obituary: Howard William Brown

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 15 for Howard William Brown, who died of cardiac arrest July 1, 2000, at Barton Memorial Hospital. He was 75.

Mr. Brown was born Aug. 1, 1924, at Riverside, Calif., and had been a resident of South Lake Tahoe for the past 10 years. He served in the SEABEES branch of the U.S. Navy for three years and was associated with the Boy Scouts of America. During Mr. Brown’s 33 years as a supervisor for General Telephone Co. he didn’t miss a single day of work until his retirement in 1982. After moving to South Lake Tahoe in 1990 he worked for Harveys Resort & Casino from 1991 to 2000. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating and traveling. Mr. Brown had a great sense of humor, always had a kind word for everyone and was willing to help others.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nelta F. Brown of South Lake Tahoe; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sandy Brown of Highland, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Delene and William Bechtel of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathryn and Fred Spears of Riverside, Calif., Edith and Richard Floyd of Sunnymead, Calif., and Dorothy and Barney Parks of Norco, Calif.; grandchildren, Christopher M. Brown of San Bernardino, Calif., Jeron P. Brown of San Bernardino, Sarah A. Hipwell of Huntington Beach; step-grandchildren, John W. Bechtel of Huntington Beach, Laura DiCrisi and husband, Frank DiCrisi III of Long Beach, Calif.; and great-grandson, Jared E. Brown of San Bernardino. He was predeceased by his father, William Rufus Brown and mother, Hannah Elizabeth Brown.

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at the Crystal Cathedral Chapel-in-the-Sky, Garden Grove, Calif.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation, 2489 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 8, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 96150.

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