On January 21, 2010, David Allen Brown passed away of natural causes at home with his wife, Marie, by his side. According to Allen's wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no funeral. Allen's ashes will be interred at Highland Cemetery at a later date. Instead of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. The family is planning a private, invitation-only, dinner party. The family is also planning a reception for anyone who wishes to attend on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Great Falls Meadowlark Country Club. Allen and his twin sister, Alice, were born March 28, 1931, at their parents' home in Box Elder, Mont. His parents named him David Allen Brown. In 1955, Allen married his first wife, Shirley F. Carr. Allen and Shirley had four children: Emily Brown Smith of Glen, Mont., Robert Brown of Ledger, Mont., Theodore Brown of Hingham, Mont., and Sarah Brown of Ledger, Mont. Allen married his second wife, E. Marie Wingo Brown, in June 1990. Allen and Marie's daughter is Crystal M. Brown of Great Falls, Mont. Allen has three grandchildren by his daughter Emily. They are Jacob, Sarah and Elizabeth Smith of Glen Mont. Allen has one grandchild by his son, Robert, Kyla Abbott, of Oregon. Allen has two grandchildren by his daughter, Crystal. They are Jaycee Baird and David Conley both of Great Falls, MT. Allen is survived by his former and current wife, all five of his children and all six of his grandchildren. Allen was preceded in death by his father, James Allen Brown (Nov. 4, 1899-Nov 25, 1967); his mother, Alice Kinread Brown (1900-Jan. 6, 1982); his twin sister, Alice E. Brown Tourigny (1931-1968); his uncle, Thomas Harold Kinread (1894-1967); and his aunt, Helen J. Brown (May 16, 1892-1987). Allen's grandfather, Walter Brown (1856-1946), was born in Lenarkshire, Scotland, May 30, 1856. In 1884, Walter Brown came to Montana. He arrived in Fort Benton by way of river steamer. In 1889, Walter and his wife, Helen Gray, (born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1859-1938), homesteaded eight miles east of Box Elder. This area is now part of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Allen's grandfather on his mother's side was Thomas Kinread (1864-1934). Thomas Kinread was born May 1864 on the Isle of Man. His wife, Emille Margaret Pugsley Kinread (1870- 1941), was born in 1870, in Nova Scotia. Thomas and his wife and two children moved to Montana in 1900. He farmed and ranched along the Marias River, 28 miles south of Chester. The original Kinread ranch is now at the bottom of Lake Elwell (Tiber Damn). Allen spent his life farming and ranching. He loved his work and spent many long hours herding sheep, caring for cattle and farming the land. Although he worked long, hard hours, he never forgot to take time out to play, laugh and love. Allen taught us how to work hard, play energetically and laugh often.
DAVID ALLEN BROWN obituary
Published: Thursday, February 11th, 2010
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