Donald Fay Brown
February 9, 2011
Donald Fay Brown, of Snoqualmie, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. He was 82.
A memorial service was held at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church on Feb. 5. Internment services followed at Tahoma National Cemetery on Feb. 8.
Don was born in Viola, Kan., on May 30, 1928. He grew up working a family farm and attended college at Kansas State and Wichita State universities, receiving his engineering degree in 1955.
Don spent time in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1951. Don and his wife Neva moved around the country on assignment for The Boeing Co. until 1961. The family moved to Washington state in 1962 and Don worked as an engineer for the company for 32 years, retiring in 1986. The family moved to Snoqualmie that year.
Don enjoyed and loved, first and foremost, family. In his spare time, he loved cooking, fishing, camping, woodworking projects and just general tinkering in his garage. He loved to watch football, baseball and soccer, especially watching his kids and grandkids play.
Don’s garage was where his family and friends would come so he could help, offer advice with projects and loan the tools needed to complete these projects. Grandpa’s garage was open to all, with numerous cars having been rebuilt there.
Survivors include his loving wife Neva; two daughters, Karen (Scott) Hoel and Kathy Peery; son David (Cheryl) Brown; and several grandchildren.
Remembrances can be made to Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church and the Northwest Kidney Center.
Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home & Crematory.
Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.