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Roy Brown

January 15, 1923 — June 4, 2022

Roy Brown


Roy Brown, 99, Jamestown, ND went to his Heavenly Home on Saturday June 4, 2022 at Eventide in Jamestown, ND.

Roy Elmer Brown was born January 15, 1923, in Jamestown, ND, the son of Henry and Laura (Reich) Brown.  He attended school at Jamestown and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1943.

On September 17, 1947 Roy married the love of his life, Edna Rutgerson, in Buchanan, ND.  They made their home in Jamestown.  As a teenager, Roy worked on the railroad for a while, then worked as a motorcycle mechanic from 1947-1950, Lindberg’s as a delivery driver from 1950-1952, Nash Finch as a delivery driver from 1952-1955, Melland’s as a mechanic from 1955-1972, and Tony’s Electric as a starter/alternator/electric motor repair technician from 1972-1988 when he retired.  After retiring from Tony’s, he did repairs of starters, alternators, and electric motors in his own shop for about 20 years.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  He was also a member of the Eagles Club.

Roy loved auction sales, rummage sales, flea markets, and his annual trips to Rollag for the Steam Thresher’s Reunion with his son-in-law George Dockter.  He was always finding “treasures” to give to his kids.  Roy could always be seen walking around town in the evenings well into his eighties, and loved walking his dog Zoi around the park every day.  Roy was a social butterfly for most of his life, everyone seemed to know him.

Roy and Edna have continued to live in Jamestown and entered Eventide in Fall of 2021.

Roy is survived by three daughters, Linda Brown, Susan (George) Dockter, and Sandra Brown, all of Jamestown, ND, nieces Judy (Bill) Shepard, Tacoma, Washington, Jannet (Barry) Hendrickson, Denton, Texas, Cindy Brown Card, Auburn, Washington, Edy Matchey, Lewiston, Idaho, Phyllis Zentner, Topeka, Kansas, and nephew Avery Miller, LaMesa, California.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Edna, his parents, four brothers, Hank Brown, Albert Brown, Cliff Brown, and Clarence Brown, sister Helen Miller, sisters-in-law Birgit Matchey, Helga Franz, nephews Clancy Brown and Eddy Matchey, and nieces Romelle Manske, and Marlys Sjostrom.  He was also preceded in death by several furbabies over the years, Jack, Watch, Big Boo, Little Boo, BooBoo, Jocee, Toby, Chico, Sir, Joi, and Zoi.

A private family graveside service is planned.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the James River Humane Society would be appreciated.

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