Former resident Mike Brown recently passed away in the Seattle area at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He moved to Carson from Moab, Utah in 1961. A 1968 Nevada graduate, he served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and served as a 1st Lt. in Vietnam. Upon returning from the service, he went on to become the first Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.
An active Jaycee, he brought the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation, an annual national program honoring the outstanding high school sophomores, to the state. He was a JCI Senator, rising to national vice-president. Mike was also a Girl Scout leader and became the first male Neighborhood Chairman, due to a dedication to scouting that began when he became an Eagle Scout at the age of 13. He was a Carson City Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, and was dedicated to making his community a better place.
He and his wife Judy left Carson in 1988 and pursued a lifelong dream of adventure, owning a SCUBA business in the Caribbean and a gallery in Mexico. They returned to the States where he earned his master’s degree in history at CSU Chico, finally settling permanently in Washington State to be near their family.
Mike is survived by his loving family, wife Judy and their daughters Michelle Barry (Ed), and Kimberly Hawes (Sean), and their three grandchildren.
A small military ceremony will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA