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1946 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
CHARLES BROWN SR. Charles Arthur "Chuck" Brown Sr. passed away Jan. 20, 2017, surrounded by his family. Chuck was born July 20, 1946, in Salt Lake City, to a long line of pioneer heritage, and moved to Boulder City in 1988. Chuck was an auto mechanic for 46 years and owned and operated the well-known Foothill Auto Repair and was known as one of the most respected and honest mechanics in Boulder City. He was well-known in the wrestling community in Boulder City, starting the first youth wrestling club in 1989. Being a champion wrestler himself and football and baseball star for Bingham High School in Utah, he also wrestled in college for Brigham Young University. His legacy continued in wrestling when his son, Matt Brown, took over the youth club in 2005. Watching his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons continue to wrestle, he has five star wrestlers currently in Boulder City High School, two grandsons and three great-grandsons in the youth program. He is known as the "Wrestling Grandpa" in Boulder City. Chuck was a cowboy through and through known as an accomplished horseman, competing in many rodeo events. He was also an avid hunter. Chuck was a veteran of the Vietnam War and expert marksman. Above all, Chuck was a family man, always saying that was the most important thing in life. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Brown and Wilma Twitchell Brown; his brothers, Ron Brown, Richard Brown and Bill Brown; his son, Nathan Brown; and grandson, Damon Brown.Chuck is survived by his eternal sweetheart and wife, of 52 years, Patricia Burton Brown; his children, Charles Brown Jr. (Alissa), Vena Foster (Keane), Kristina Perkins (Samuel), Matthew Brown (Jennifer) and Kimberly Santarossa (Brian); 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He will be missed by many, and always loved. Viewing will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, with service following at 11 a.m., both at the LDS Church, 916 Fifth St., Boulder City. Burial for Charles Brown Sr. will be at 9:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymorutary.com
Published in Boulder City Review on Jan. 26, 2017
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