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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 1-24-11

Laureston John Brown, 63, of Cope, Colo., passed away January 3, 2011 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on his father’s birthday, March 21, 1947 to Marion and Jackie (Reilly) Brown in Denver, Colo. He spent his early childhood in the Wiladel, Colo., community before moving to various locations throughout Colorado with his family. He graduated from Olathe High School in Olathe, Colo., in 1965. After graduation, Laureston attended Rangley Junior College where he played baseball and majored in history. He later attended Metro State College in Denver, Colo., and worked nights at the Safeway Warehouse with his younger brother Lance.

In the summer of 1969, Laureston moved back to Eastern Colorado and went to work for Melvin Herman. It was there that he began dating Melvin’s sister Elaine Herman. On September 21, 1969 Laureston and Elaine were married in Anton, Colo. To this union, three children were born, Laureston Aaron on August 5, 1972, Stephanie Michelle on January 29, 1975 and Ashlee Melinda on October 2, 1982.

From 1971 to 1976 Laureston and Elaine made their home on the Herman farm where they helped with the dairy operation. In the summer of 1976, they purchased their present farm southwest of Cope, Colo. Laureston spent many years trucking, but his true love was farming. He enjoyed raising cattle and custom harvesting with friends and neighbors. He loved spending mornings with his close friends; drinking coffee while they discussed politics, farming, and the weather.

Laureston enjoyed living in a small close-knit community and was proud that he was able to serve on the Arickaree School board for 12 and half years, handing high school diplomas to all three of his children. He took his responsibilities seriously and enjoyed interacting with the other board members, staff and especially the students.

He never met a stranger. He had a contagious personality and made friends everywhere he went. He loved to dance with Elaine, watch his sports teams and bullriding with his kids, and spend time with his many cousins and extended family.

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One of Laureston’s greatest joys was becoming Papa Brown. He spent many hours talking on the phone to Brooklyn and Branson, playing tractors and tea party and giving rides on the combine. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Elaine of Cope; son Aaron and fiancee Brenda of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter Stephanie, husband Joel and grandchildren Brooklyn and Branson of Dolores, Colo.; daughter Ashlee of Limon, Colo.; mother Jackie of Akron, Colo., and many special family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marion; brother Lance; parents-in-law Martin and Neva Herman as well as maternal grandparents May and John Reilly and paternal grandparents Laureston “Pard” and Blanche Brown.

Memorial services were held January 8, 2011 at the Arickaree School in Anton, Colo.

Laureston John Brown, 63, of Cope, Colo., passed away January 3, 2011 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on his father’s birthday, March 21, 1947 to Marion and Jackie (Reilly) Brown in Denver, Colo. He spent his early childhood in the Wiladel, Colo., community before moving to various locations throughout Colorado with his family. He graduated from Olathe High School in Olathe, Colo., in 1965. After graduation, Laureston attended Rangley Junior College where he played baseball and majored in history. He later attended Metro State College in Denver, Colo., and worked nights at the Safeway Warehouse with his younger brother Lance.

In the summer of 1969, Laureston moved back to Eastern Colorado and went to work for Melvin Herman. It was there that he began dating Melvin’s sister Elaine Herman. On September 21, 1969 Laureston and Elaine were married in Anton, Colo. To this union, three children were born, Laureston Aaron on August 5, 1972, Stephanie Michelle on January 29, 1975 and Ashlee Melinda on October 2, 1982.

From 1971 to 1976 Laureston and Elaine made their home on the Herman farm where they helped with the dairy operation. In the summer of 1976, they purchased their present farm southwest of Cope, Colo. Laureston spent many years trucking, but his true love was farming. He enjoyed raising cattle and custom harvesting with friends and neighbors. He loved spending mornings with his close friends; drinking coffee while they discussed politics, farming, and the weather.

Laureston enjoyed living in a small close-knit community and was proud that he was able to serve on the Arickaree School board for 12 and half years, handing high school diplomas to all three of his children. He took his responsibilities seriously and enjoyed interacting with the other board members, staff and especially the students.

He never met a stranger. He had a contagious personality and made friends everywhere he went. He loved to dance with Elaine, watch his sports teams and bullriding with his kids, and spend time with his many cousins and extended family.

One of Laureston’s greatest joys was becoming Papa Brown. He spent many hours talking on the phone to Brooklyn and Branson, playing tractors and tea party and giving rides on the combine. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Elaine of Cope; son Aaron and fiancee Brenda of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter Stephanie, husband Joel and grandchildren Brooklyn and Branson of Dolores, Colo.; daughter Ashlee of Limon, Colo.; mother Jackie of Akron, Colo., and many special family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marion; brother Lance; parents-in-law Martin and Neva Herman as well as maternal grandparents May and John Reilly and paternal grandparents Laureston “Pard” and Blanche Brown.

Memorial services were held January 8, 2011 at the Arickaree School in Anton, Colo.

Laureston John Brown, 63, of Cope, Colo., passed away January 3, 2011 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on his father’s birthday, March 21, 1947 to Marion and Jackie (Reilly) Brown in Denver, Colo. He spent his early childhood in the Wiladel, Colo., community before moving to various locations throughout Colorado with his family. He graduated from Olathe High School in Olathe, Colo., in 1965. After graduation, Laureston attended Rangley Junior College where he played baseball and majored in history. He later attended Metro State College in Denver, Colo., and worked nights at the Safeway Warehouse with his younger brother Lance.

In the summer of 1969, Laureston moved back to Eastern Colorado and went to work for Melvin Herman. It was there that he began dating Melvin’s sister Elaine Herman. On September 21, 1969 Laureston and Elaine were married in Anton, Colo. To this union, three children were born, Laureston Aaron on August 5, 1972, Stephanie Michelle on January 29, 1975 and Ashlee Melinda on October 2, 1982.

From 1971 to 1976 Laureston and Elaine made their home on the Herman farm where they helped with the dairy operation. In the summer of 1976, they purchased their present farm southwest of Cope, Colo. Laureston spent many years trucking, but his true love was farming. He enjoyed raising cattle and custom harvesting with friends and neighbors. He loved spending mornings with his close friends; drinking coffee while they discussed politics, farming, and the weather.

Laureston enjoyed living in a small close-knit community and was proud that he was able to serve on the Arickaree School board for 12 and half years, handing high school diplomas to all three of his children. He took his responsibilities seriously and enjoyed interacting with the other board members, staff and especially the students.

He never met a stranger. He had a contagious personality and made friends everywhere he went. He loved to dance with Elaine, watch his sports teams and bullriding with his kids, and spend time with his many cousins and extended family.

One of Laureston’s greatest joys was becoming Papa Brown. He spent many hours talking on the phone to Brooklyn and Branson, playing tractors and tea party and giving rides on the combine. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Elaine of Cope; son Aaron and fiancee Brenda of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter Stephanie, husband Joel and grandchildren Brooklyn and Branson of Dolores, Colo.; daughter Ashlee of Limon, Colo.; mother Jackie of Akron, Colo., and many special family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marion; brother Lance; parents-in-law Martin and Neva Herman as well as maternal grandparents May and John Reilly and paternal grandparents Laureston “Pard” and Blanche Brown.

Memorial services were held January 8, 2011 at the Arickaree School in Anton, Colo.

Laureston John Brown, 63, of Cope, Colo., passed away January 3, 2011 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on his father’s birthday, March 21, 1947 to Marion and Jackie (Reilly) Brown in Denver, Colo. He spent his early childhood in the Wiladel, Colo., community before moving to various locations throughout Colorado with his family. He graduated from Olathe High School in Olathe, Colo., in 1965. After graduation, Laureston attended Rangley Junior College where he played baseball and majored in history. He later attended Metro State College in Denver, Colo., and worked nights at the Safeway Warehouse with his younger brother Lance.

In the summer of 1969, Laureston moved back to Eastern Colorado and went to work for Melvin Herman. It was there that he began dating Melvin’s sister Elaine Herman. On September 21, 1969 Laureston and Elaine were married in Anton, Colo. To this union, three children were born, Laureston Aaron on August 5, 1972, Stephanie Michelle on January 29, 1975 and Ashlee Melinda on October 2, 1982.

From 1971 to 1976 Laureston and Elaine made their home on the Herman farm where they helped with the dairy operation. In the summer of 1976, they purchased their present farm southwest of Cope, Colo. Laureston spent many years trucking, but his true love was farming. He enjoyed raising cattle and custom harvesting with friends and neighbors. He loved spending mornings with his close friends; drinking coffee while they discussed politics, farming, and the weather.

Laureston enjoyed living in a small close-knit community and was proud that he was able to serve on the Arickaree School board for 12 and half years, handing high school diplomas to all three of his children. He took his responsibilities seriously and enjoyed interacting with the other board members, staff and especially the students.

He never met a stranger. He had a contagious personality and made friends everywhere he went. He loved to dance with Elaine, watch his sports teams and bullriding with his kids, and spend time with his many cousins and extended family.

One of Laureston’s greatest joys was becoming Papa Brown. He spent many hours talking on the phone to Brooklyn and Branson, playing tractors and tea party and giving rides on the combine. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Elaine of Cope; son Aaron and fiancee Brenda of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter Stephanie, husband Joel and grandchildren Brooklyn and Branson of Dolores, Colo.; daughter Ashlee of Limon, Colo.; mother Jackie of Akron, Colo., and many special family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marion; brother Lance; parents-in-law Martin and Neva Herman as well as maternal grandparents May and John Reilly and paternal grandparents Laureston “Pard” and Blanche Brown.

Memorial services were held January 8, 2011 at the Arickaree School in Anton, Colo.

Laureston John Brown, 63, of Cope, Colo., passed away January 3, 2011 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on his father’s birthday, March 21, 1947 to Marion and Jackie (Reilly) Brown in Denver, Colo. He spent his early childhood in the Wiladel, Colo., community before moving to various locations throughout Colorado with his family. He graduated from Olathe High School in Olathe, Colo., in 1965. After graduation, Laureston attended Rangley Junior College where he played baseball and majored in history. He later attended Metro State College in Denver, Colo., and worked nights at the Safeway Warehouse with his younger brother Lance.

In the summer of 1969, Laureston moved back to Eastern Colorado and went to work for Melvin Herman. It was there that he began dating Melvin’s sister Elaine Herman. On September 21, 1969 Laureston and Elaine were married in Anton, Colo. To this union, three children were born, Laureston Aaron on August 5, 1972, Stephanie Michelle on January 29, 1975 and Ashlee Melinda on October 2, 1982.

From 1971 to 1976 Laureston and Elaine made their home on the Herman farm where they helped with the dairy operation. In the summer of 1976, they purchased their present farm southwest of Cope, Colo. Laureston spent many years trucking, but his true love was farming. He enjoyed raising cattle and custom harvesting with friends and neighbors. He loved spending mornings with his close friends; drinking coffee while they discussed politics, farming, and the weather.

Laureston enjoyed living in a small close-knit community and was proud that he was able to serve on the Arickaree School board for 12 and half years, handing high school diplomas to all three of his children. He took his responsibilities seriously and enjoyed interacting with the other board members, staff and especially the students.

He never met a stranger. He had a contagious personality and made friends everywhere he went. He loved to dance with Elaine, watch his sports teams and bullriding with his kids, and spend time with his many cousins and extended family.

One of Laureston’s greatest joys was becoming Papa Brown. He spent many hours talking on the phone to Brooklyn and Branson, playing tractors and tea party and giving rides on the combine. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Elaine of Cope; son Aaron and fiancee Brenda of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter Stephanie, husband Joel and grandchildren Brooklyn and Branson of Dolores, Colo.; daughter Ashlee of Limon, Colo.; mother Jackie of Akron, Colo., and many special family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marion; brother Lance; parents-in-law Martin and Neva Herman as well as maternal grandparents May and John Reilly and paternal grandparents Laureston “Pard” and Blanche Brown.

Memorial services were held January 8, 2011 at the Arickaree School in Anton, Colo.

Laureston John Brown, 63, of Cope, Colo., passed away January 3, 2011 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on his father’s birthday, March 21, 1947 to Marion and Jackie (Reilly) Brown in Denver, Colo. He spent his early childhood in the Wiladel, Colo., community before moving to various locations throughout Colorado with his family. He graduated from Olathe High School in Olathe, Colo., in 1965. After graduation, Laureston attended Rangley Junior College where he played baseball and majored in history. He later attended Metro State College in Denver, Colo., and worked nights at the Safeway Warehouse with his younger brother Lance.

In the summer of 1969, Laureston moved back to Eastern Colorado and went to work for Melvin Herman. It was there that he began dating Melvin’s sister Elaine Herman. On September 21, 1969 Laureston and Elaine were married in Anton, Colo. To this union, three children were born, Laureston Aaron on August 5, 1972, Stephanie Michelle on January 29, 1975 and Ashlee Melinda on October 2, 1982.

From 1971 to 1976 Laureston and Elaine made their home on the Herman farm where they helped with the dairy operation. In the summer of 1976, they purchased their present farm southwest of Cope, Colo. Laureston spent many years trucking, but his true love was farming. He enjoyed raising cattle and custom harvesting with friends and neighbors. He loved spending mornings with his close friends; drinking coffee while they discussed politics, farming, and the weather.

Laureston enjoyed living in a small close-knit community and was proud that he was able to serve on the Arickaree School board for 12 and half years, handing high school diplomas to all three of his children. He took his responsibilities seriously and enjoyed interacting with the other board members, staff and especially the students.

He never met a stranger. He had a contagious personality and made friends everywhere he went. He loved to dance with Elaine, watch his sports teams and bullriding with his kids, and spend time with his many cousins and extended family.

One of Laureston’s greatest joys was becoming Papa Brown. He spent many hours talking on the phone to Brooklyn and Branson, playing tractors and tea party and giving rides on the combine. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Elaine of Cope; son Aaron and fiancee Brenda of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter Stephanie, husband Joel and grandchildren Brooklyn and Branson of Dolores, Colo.; daughter Ashlee of Limon, Colo.; mother Jackie of Akron, Colo., and many special family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marion; brother Lance; parents-in-law Martin and Neva Herman as well as maternal grandparents May and John Reilly and paternal grandparents Laureston “Pard” and Blanche Brown.

Memorial services were held January 8, 2011 at the Arickaree School in Anton, Colo.