ROBERT JAMES BROWN, 82, passed away at his home in South Lake Tahoe on November 30, 2011.

Robert was born on May 11, 1929 in Bakersfield, CA to Albert and Catherine Brown. He married his wife Nina Jo on January 13, 1951 in San Francisco, CA. Nina passed away August 2001 after 51 years of marriage.

Robert was a native Californian and lived in Elk Grove, CA for more than 35 years. He was a resident of South Lake Tahoe since 1995. Robert was a retired Teamster and member of Local Union 150. He was a Navy veteran stationed at Pearl Harbor during the Korean War where he repaired shot down naval air craft. He was a long time volunteer of Terror in Paradise, a haunted house to benefit Christmas Cheer, and Wood for Seniors, a non-profit group that provided firewood to seniors and others.

Known to many south shore residents as “The Cookie Man,” Robert was an avid baker of cookies. He will be remembered for his generous personality, never meeting a stranger.

Robert also loved to fish surrounding lakes. He leaves behind his best friend and biggest fishing buddy Jack Budke and wife Lynne of the Dalles, OR and his beloved sister-in-law Gay Mclaughlin and husband Tom of Boring, OR.

Robert is survived by his daughters Chery Brown of South Lake Tahoe and Ginger Burt of Corrine, Utah; sisters Dot Rasmussen and Betty Larsen; grandaughter Cindy Hunsaker and grandson Jim Burt both of Utah; and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren all residing in Utah.

Celebration of his life to be held in the spring of 2012 at Nevada Beach.

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