Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Peterson. Funeral arrangements were by Warner Funeral Home.
James Lee Brown, the son of Lee and Winifred (Gibbons) Brown, was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Peterson. His childhood years were spent in Peterson, where he received his education, graduating from Peterson High School in 1945. Following his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Navy during WWII from January of 1946 until his honorable discharge in March of 1947.
Jim married Mary Mason on Oct. 10, 1951, in Cherokee. Following their marriage, they lived in Peterson, where he served as a rural mail carrier and Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service for 42 years, until his retirement in 1990. Following his retirement, he did plumbing and heating work with his father and then his son.
Jim was a member of the First Congregational Church in Peterson. He was also active in the Peterson community, serving on the volunteer Fire Dept. for over 50 years, 25 of those years as Fire Chief. Jim was an active member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge and the Lion's Club. Throughout the years, Jim and Mary enjoyed camping and spending time with their family.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary of Peterson; his children: Mike Brown and his wife, Karen of Sutherland, Scott Brown and his wife, Debra of Peterson, Alice Wetherell and her husband, Mick of Cleghorn, Bob Brown and his wife, Tammy of Peterson, and Dan Brown and his wife, Nicki of San Jose, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Brown and his wife, Jane of Peterson; his special friend, Sue; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.