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Max Sharon Brown, 86, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away on March 4, 2010 at Regent Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Holyoke, Colo.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1924 in Hemingford, Neb., to Edgar S. and Nellie (Beedle) Brown. He was the third of four children.

He grew up in the Lusk, Wyo., area and worked with his father growing grains and potatoes then moving to northeast Colorado with his family where he spent the rest of his life. Max helped his father with farming and later he joined the United States Navy in 1943 spending time in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He often reminisced of his time in the Philippines where he was stationed for 10 months. At the time of his discharge in May 1946, he was an Electrician’s Mate third Class USNR.

Max was married to Betty E. O’Neal on June 26, 1949 in Holyoke, Colo., at the First Methodist Church. They resided south of Holyoke, Colo., in the Highland Center community where he farmed for many years. Max was well known for his excellent welding talents and spent many years helping Butch Beal manufacture the Beal rod weeder. After moving to Holyoke, Colo., in 1965 he continued to farm until he retired due to failing health. Max loved to attend the events of his grandchildren, especially the sporting events. He spent many hours at his beloved shop “tinkering” around.

Max was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1948. He served his Lord all his life and attended Wages and Holyoke Methodist churches. He was a devoted board member for the East Phillips County Hospital District Board from 1974 to 1986. He was also an Honorary Chapter Farmer for the Holyoke FFA chapter. Max was especially proud to finally receive his high school diploma under the “Operation Recognition” program for veterans, through the Holyoke High School in May 2003.

He is survived by his childern Steve and wife Cherrie Brown, Sandy and husband Rusty Triplette, Sharon and husband Scott Murray all of Holyoke, Colo.; Grandchildren Jennifer Tennessen, Michael and Casey Newth all of Greeley, Colo., Brett and Josie Murray of Brighton, Colo., Lance Murray and Evan Murray all of Holyoke, Colo., Kelsey Triplette of Evans, Colo., Christopher Brown and Alyson Brown all of Denver, Colo., Tammie and Tom Timm of Haxtun, Colo., Tanya and Jeff Poe, Travis and Brenda Pittman all of Sterling, Colo.; Great-grandchildren A.J. and Owen Tennessen, Kaitlyn Newth, Stephen, Matthew and Daniel Murray, Vanessa, Victoria, Kendra, and Kody Timm, Jace and Camdyn Pittman, Aubrey and Isaac Poe. Max had numerous relatives and friends.

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He was preceded in death by both his parents and his step-mother Florence, his wife of 58 years, Betty; sister Emogene Martinson; brothers Richard O. and Lavonne W. Brown; infant great-grandson, Ethan Murray; sisters- in-law Carolyn and Hazel Brown; niece, Paula Gullickson, nephews, Ron Berryman, Lee Berryman, Mick Berryman and Gary Brown.

Services were held on March 8, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment was in the Holyoke Cemetery, Holyoke, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be given to United Methodist Church or Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Max Sharon Brown, 86, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away on March 4, 2010 at Regent Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Holyoke, Colo.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1924 in Hemingford, Neb., to Edgar S. and Nellie (Beedle) Brown. He was the third of four children.

He grew up in the Lusk, Wyo., area and worked with his father growing grains and potatoes then moving to northeast Colorado with his family where he spent the rest of his life. Max helped his father with farming and later he joined the United States Navy in 1943 spending time in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He often reminisced of his time in the Philippines where he was stationed for 10 months. At the time of his discharge in May 1946, he was an Electrician’s Mate third Class USNR.

Max was married to Betty E. O’Neal on June 26, 1949 in Holyoke, Colo., at the First Methodist Church. They resided south of Holyoke, Colo., in the Highland Center community where he farmed for many years. Max was well known for his excellent welding talents and spent many years helping Butch Beal manufacture the Beal rod weeder. After moving to Holyoke, Colo., in 1965 he continued to farm until he retired due to failing health. Max loved to attend the events of his grandchildren, especially the sporting events. He spent many hours at his beloved shop “tinkering” around.

Max was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1948. He served his Lord all his life and attended Wages and Holyoke Methodist churches. He was a devoted board member for the East Phillips County Hospital District Board from 1974 to 1986. He was also an Honorary Chapter Farmer for the Holyoke FFA chapter. Max was especially proud to finally receive his high school diploma under the “Operation Recognition” program for veterans, through the Holyoke High School in May 2003.

He is survived by his childern Steve and wife Cherrie Brown, Sandy and husband Rusty Triplette, Sharon and husband Scott Murray all of Holyoke, Colo.; Grandchildren Jennifer Tennessen, Michael and Casey Newth all of Greeley, Colo., Brett and Josie Murray of Brighton, Colo., Lance Murray and Evan Murray all of Holyoke, Colo., Kelsey Triplette of Evans, Colo., Christopher Brown and Alyson Brown all of Denver, Colo., Tammie and Tom Timm of Haxtun, Colo., Tanya and Jeff Poe, Travis and Brenda Pittman all of Sterling, Colo.; Great-grandchildren A.J. and Owen Tennessen, Kaitlyn Newth, Stephen, Matthew and Daniel Murray, Vanessa, Victoria, Kendra, and Kody Timm, Jace and Camdyn Pittman, Aubrey and Isaac Poe. Max had numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and his step-mother Florence, his wife of 58 years, Betty; sister Emogene Martinson; brothers Richard O. and Lavonne W. Brown; infant great-grandson, Ethan Murray; sisters- in-law Carolyn and Hazel Brown; niece, Paula Gullickson, nephews, Ron Berryman, Lee Berryman, Mick Berryman and Gary Brown.

Services were held on March 8, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment was in the Holyoke Cemetery, Holyoke, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be given to United Methodist Church or Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Max Sharon Brown, 86, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away on March 4, 2010 at Regent Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Holyoke, Colo.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1924 in Hemingford, Neb., to Edgar S. and Nellie (Beedle) Brown. He was the third of four children.

He grew up in the Lusk, Wyo., area and worked with his father growing grains and potatoes then moving to northeast Colorado with his family where he spent the rest of his life. Max helped his father with farming and later he joined the United States Navy in 1943 spending time in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He often reminisced of his time in the Philippines where he was stationed for 10 months. At the time of his discharge in May 1946, he was an Electrician’s Mate third Class USNR.

Max was married to Betty E. O’Neal on June 26, 1949 in Holyoke, Colo., at the First Methodist Church. They resided south of Holyoke, Colo., in the Highland Center community where he farmed for many years. Max was well known for his excellent welding talents and spent many years helping Butch Beal manufacture the Beal rod weeder. After moving to Holyoke, Colo., in 1965 he continued to farm until he retired due to failing health. Max loved to attend the events of his grandchildren, especially the sporting events. He spent many hours at his beloved shop “tinkering” around.

Max was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1948. He served his Lord all his life and attended Wages and Holyoke Methodist churches. He was a devoted board member for the East Phillips County Hospital District Board from 1974 to 1986. He was also an Honorary Chapter Farmer for the Holyoke FFA chapter. Max was especially proud to finally receive his high school diploma under the “Operation Recognition” program for veterans, through the Holyoke High School in May 2003.

He is survived by his childern Steve and wife Cherrie Brown, Sandy and husband Rusty Triplette, Sharon and husband Scott Murray all of Holyoke, Colo.; Grandchildren Jennifer Tennessen, Michael and Casey Newth all of Greeley, Colo., Brett and Josie Murray of Brighton, Colo., Lance Murray and Evan Murray all of Holyoke, Colo., Kelsey Triplette of Evans, Colo., Christopher Brown and Alyson Brown all of Denver, Colo., Tammie and Tom Timm of Haxtun, Colo., Tanya and Jeff Poe, Travis and Brenda Pittman all of Sterling, Colo.; Great-grandchildren A.J. and Owen Tennessen, Kaitlyn Newth, Stephen, Matthew and Daniel Murray, Vanessa, Victoria, Kendra, and Kody Timm, Jace and Camdyn Pittman, Aubrey and Isaac Poe. Max had numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and his step-mother Florence, his wife of 58 years, Betty; sister Emogene Martinson; brothers Richard O. and Lavonne W. Brown; infant great-grandson, Ethan Murray; sisters- in-law Carolyn and Hazel Brown; niece, Paula Gullickson, nephews, Ron Berryman, Lee Berryman, Mick Berryman and Gary Brown.

Services were held on March 8, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment was in the Holyoke Cemetery, Holyoke, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be given to United Methodist Church or Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Max Sharon Brown, 86, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away on March 4, 2010 at Regent Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Holyoke, Colo.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1924 in Hemingford, Neb., to Edgar S. and Nellie (Beedle) Brown. He was the third of four children.

He grew up in the Lusk, Wyo., area and worked with his father growing grains and potatoes then moving to northeast Colorado with his family where he spent the rest of his life. Max helped his father with farming and later he joined the United States Navy in 1943 spending time in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He often reminisced of his time in the Philippines where he was stationed for 10 months. At the time of his discharge in May 1946, he was an Electrician’s Mate third Class USNR.

Max was married to Betty E. O’Neal on June 26, 1949 in Holyoke, Colo., at the First Methodist Church. They resided south of Holyoke, Colo., in the Highland Center community where he farmed for many years. Max was well known for his excellent welding talents and spent many years helping Butch Beal manufacture the Beal rod weeder. After moving to Holyoke, Colo., in 1965 he continued to farm until he retired due to failing health. Max loved to attend the events of his grandchildren, especially the sporting events. He spent many hours at his beloved shop “tinkering” around.

Max was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1948. He served his Lord all his life and attended Wages and Holyoke Methodist churches. He was a devoted board member for the East Phillips County Hospital District Board from 1974 to 1986. He was also an Honorary Chapter Farmer for the Holyoke FFA chapter. Max was especially proud to finally receive his high school diploma under the “Operation Recognition” program for veterans, through the Holyoke High School in May 2003.

He is survived by his childern Steve and wife Cherrie Brown, Sandy and husband Rusty Triplette, Sharon and husband Scott Murray all of Holyoke, Colo.; Grandchildren Jennifer Tennessen, Michael and Casey Newth all of Greeley, Colo., Brett and Josie Murray of Brighton, Colo., Lance Murray and Evan Murray all of Holyoke, Colo., Kelsey Triplette of Evans, Colo., Christopher Brown and Alyson Brown all of Denver, Colo., Tammie and Tom Timm of Haxtun, Colo., Tanya and Jeff Poe, Travis and Brenda Pittman all of Sterling, Colo.; Great-grandchildren A.J. and Owen Tennessen, Kaitlyn Newth, Stephen, Matthew and Daniel Murray, Vanessa, Victoria, Kendra, and Kody Timm, Jace and Camdyn Pittman, Aubrey and Isaac Poe. Max had numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and his step-mother Florence, his wife of 58 years, Betty; sister Emogene Martinson; brothers Richard O. and Lavonne W. Brown; infant great-grandson, Ethan Murray; sisters- in-law Carolyn and Hazel Brown; niece, Paula Gullickson, nephews, Ron Berryman, Lee Berryman, Mick Berryman and Gary Brown.

Services were held on March 8, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment was in the Holyoke Cemetery, Holyoke, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be given to United Methodist Church or Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Max Sharon Brown, 86, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away on March 4, 2010 at Regent Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Holyoke, Colo.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1924 in Hemingford, Neb., to Edgar S. and Nellie (Beedle) Brown. He was the third of four children.

He grew up in the Lusk, Wyo., area and worked with his father growing grains and potatoes then moving to northeast Colorado with his family where he spent the rest of his life. Max helped his father with farming and later he joined the United States Navy in 1943 spending time in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He often reminisced of his time in the Philippines where he was stationed for 10 months. At the time of his discharge in May 1946, he was an Electrician’s Mate third Class USNR.

Max was married to Betty E. O’Neal on June 26, 1949 in Holyoke, Colo., at the First Methodist Church. They resided south of Holyoke, Colo., in the Highland Center community where he farmed for many years. Max was well known for his excellent welding talents and spent many years helping Butch Beal manufacture the Beal rod weeder. After moving to Holyoke, Colo., in 1965 he continued to farm until he retired due to failing health. Max loved to attend the events of his grandchildren, especially the sporting events. He spent many hours at his beloved shop “tinkering” around.

Max was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1948. He served his Lord all his life and attended Wages and Holyoke Methodist churches. He was a devoted board member for the East Phillips County Hospital District Board from 1974 to 1986. He was also an Honorary Chapter Farmer for the Holyoke FFA chapter. Max was especially proud to finally receive his high school diploma under the “Operation Recognition” program for veterans, through the Holyoke High School in May 2003.

He is survived by his childern Steve and wife Cherrie Brown, Sandy and husband Rusty Triplette, Sharon and husband Scott Murray all of Holyoke, Colo.; Grandchildren Jennifer Tennessen, Michael and Casey Newth all of Greeley, Colo., Brett and Josie Murray of Brighton, Colo., Lance Murray and Evan Murray all of Holyoke, Colo., Kelsey Triplette of Evans, Colo., Christopher Brown and Alyson Brown all of Denver, Colo., Tammie and Tom Timm of Haxtun, Colo., Tanya and Jeff Poe, Travis and Brenda Pittman all of Sterling, Colo.; Great-grandchildren A.J. and Owen Tennessen, Kaitlyn Newth, Stephen, Matthew and Daniel Murray, Vanessa, Victoria, Kendra, and Kody Timm, Jace and Camdyn Pittman, Aubrey and Isaac Poe. Max had numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and his step-mother Florence, his wife of 58 years, Betty; sister Emogene Martinson; brothers Richard O. and Lavonne W. Brown; infant great-grandson, Ethan Murray; sisters- in-law Carolyn and Hazel Brown; niece, Paula Gullickson, nephews, Ron Berryman, Lee Berryman, Mick Berryman and Gary Brown.

Services were held on March 8, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment was in the Holyoke Cemetery, Holyoke, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be given to United Methodist Church or Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Max Sharon Brown, 86, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away on March 4, 2010 at Regent Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Holyoke, Colo.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1924 in Hemingford, Neb., to Edgar S. and Nellie (Beedle) Brown. He was the third of four children.

He grew up in the Lusk, Wyo., area and worked with his father growing grains and potatoes then moving to northeast Colorado with his family where he spent the rest of his life. Max helped his father with farming and later he joined the United States Navy in 1943 spending time in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He often reminisced of his time in the Philippines where he was stationed for 10 months. At the time of his discharge in May 1946, he was an Electrician’s Mate third Class USNR.

Max was married to Betty E. O’Neal on June 26, 1949 in Holyoke, Colo., at the First Methodist Church. They resided south of Holyoke, Colo., in the Highland Center community where he farmed for many years. Max was well known for his excellent welding talents and spent many years helping Butch Beal manufacture the Beal rod weeder. After moving to Holyoke, Colo., in 1965 he continued to farm until he retired due to failing health. Max loved to attend the events of his grandchildren, especially the sporting events. He spent many hours at his beloved shop “tinkering” around.

Max was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1948. He served his Lord all his life and attended Wages and Holyoke Methodist churches. He was a devoted board member for the East Phillips County Hospital District Board from 1974 to 1986. He was also an Honorary Chapter Farmer for the Holyoke FFA chapter. Max was especially proud to finally receive his high school diploma under the “Operation Recognition” program for veterans, through the Holyoke High School in May 2003.

He is survived by his childern Steve and wife Cherrie Brown, Sandy and husband Rusty Triplette, Sharon and husband Scott Murray all of Holyoke, Colo.; Grandchildren Jennifer Tennessen, Michael and Casey Newth all of Greeley, Colo., Brett and Josie Murray of Brighton, Colo., Lance Murray and Evan Murray all of Holyoke, Colo., Kelsey Triplette of Evans, Colo., Christopher Brown and Alyson Brown all of Denver, Colo., Tammie and Tom Timm of Haxtun, Colo., Tanya and Jeff Poe, Travis and Brenda Pittman all of Sterling, Colo.; Great-grandchildren A.J. and Owen Tennessen, Kaitlyn Newth, Stephen, Matthew and Daniel Murray, Vanessa, Victoria, Kendra, and Kody Timm, Jace and Camdyn Pittman, Aubrey and Isaac Poe. Max had numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and his step-mother Florence, his wife of 58 years, Betty; sister Emogene Martinson; brothers Richard O. and Lavonne W. Brown; infant great-grandson, Ethan Murray; sisters- in-law Carolyn and Hazel Brown; niece, Paula Gullickson, nephews, Ron Berryman, Lee Berryman, Mick Berryman and Gary Brown.

Services were held on March 8, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment was in the Holyoke Cemetery, Holyoke, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be given to United Methodist Church or Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation.