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Gerald Brown
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Obituary for Gerald Bruce Brown

Gerald (Jerry) B. Brown, Sr., 85, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020, with his wife Eulalie, daughter Debbie and son Bruce at his side.
He was born on 12-3-1934 in Douglas, AZ. His father was an engineer for the Southern Pacific RR.
At age 11, the family moved to the valley of El Paso, TX. Dad was a cradle Episcopalian whose family were founding members of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in the valley of El Paso. He was one of the first acolytes and a youth leader. Growing up he learned a love for God and music. He loved and excelled at sports and music. During high school, he set a city record for the pole vault. He participated in choir and sang country music. On one exchange program, he performed for Austin High School. Little did he know but this was his first introduction to his future wife. He graduated from Ysleta HS in 1953. He entered Texas Western College to earn a history degree. During college, he was a youth leader at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in downtown El Paso. After graduating Texas Western College ( today University of Texas El Paso) in 1956 in three and a half years, he married Eulalie. He became a high school history teacher at Ysleta HS in El Paso. In one incident, his youthful appearance got him sent to the principal’s office while he was trying to break up a hallway fight. Another teacher took him and the combatants to the principal for proper disciplining. During the summers, he was a lifeguard and manager at a local pool. There he was recruited by an FBI Special Agent. He entered the FBI’s new agent's training on 1-15-62 NAC 5 1962. His first assignment was Memphis. Most of this time was spent traveling to and from Oxford, Mississippi as part the FBI's involvement in the integration of the Ole Miss University. From there we went to Ft. Ord in Monterrey, CA where he learned the Serbo-Croation language at the Army Language School. In 1964, his next assignment was Chicago, then in 1973 we went to Phoenix and on to Albuquerque in 1979. He finally retired from the FBI in Albuquerque in 1987. He spent the next seven years working at Sandia National Laboratories. He then became a security consultant in the intelligence community for much of the next 10 years. He finally called it quits around 2003. He played golf most every day at the Oasis Golf Course and the Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course and took care of things around the house. He helped run the Men’s golfing group a couple years. He was part of the group that helped the land sale transition from State ownership to the private ownership of the Hot Springs Landing and Rock Canyon lease areas at Elephant Butte State Park. He had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor. There were very few tasks Dad wouldn't tackle. His integrity and tenacity to complete a project were inspirational to those around him.
Now as we look back, Dad started having memory issues starting around 2010. This disease slowly took the Dad we knew and loved from us. My mom became his fulltime caregiver these last 5 years. We were Blessed even during this stage of his life. Dad was always polite, cooperative and never unpleasant.
He is survived by his wife and children, and grandchildren Amy, Connor, Eric, Bowen, Tony and Brianna. Great- grandsons Trevor, Aidan, Collin and Sawyer.
He is preceded in death by father Thomas Markham Brown (from Houston) and mother Eula Mae Brown (Pittman from Tatum, NM). Sisters Eula Markham and Eleanore Rosemond, half-brothers, Thomas Markham Brown and Jack Lassiter.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Episcopalian Diocese of the Rio Grande, Camp Stoney Scholarship Fund. This is the Diocese’s summer camp located north of Santa Fe, NM. This scholarship enables ANY camper to attend. Dad had been a camper, youth leader and adult counselor. Donate by sending a check to the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, 6400 Coors NW. Albuquerque, NM. 87120. Camp Stoney Scholarship Fund. Gerald Brown. Or you can call the Diocese at 505.881.0636 and make a credit/debit card donation using the same Camp Stoney information.
I will end respectfully borrowing from Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High on That Mountain”
Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

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