Ralph Richard Brown, 86,, of Vancouver Washington, passed away on October 23,2019 in
A memorial service service will be held at Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene on November
16th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Tim Westerberg of Hillcrest officiating. Private family committal
service with full military honors will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on November 15 th
at 11:30AM Ralph was a Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force during the
Ralph was born in Seattle Washington to Ralph Warren D Brown and Margaret Irene
Parkin on March 14,1933. He went to high school at Lincoln High School and graduated
in 1953. He/ worked for Standard Oil of California, later Chevron for 36 years. He
enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time with family and friends and his sports teams, the
Mariners and the Seahawks.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 66 years, Maryln of Vancouver, daughters, Debbie Mitts (Jim)
Kathy Brown Nicholson (Mike), Sue Collins (Casey), Kristy Blake (Jeff), 8 grandchildren and 14
great grandchildren and his brother Warren Brown of Gig Harbor WA. He is preceded in death
by his grandsons, Kristopher and Andrew and his sister, Peggy Wix.
Memorial donations may be made to Upward Sports 14410 NW 21 st Avenue Vancouver WA