Kendell Eugene Brown died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, of cancer at his home in Omak, Wash. He was born May 11, 1937, in Omak, Wash. He grew up and attended school in Omak until moving to Langley where he finished school while living with his grandparents, Ida and Ernest Goodell. In 1960, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and remained until October of 1962, where he finished in the reserves.
While stationed at Ft. Lewis Army base, Tacoma, Wash., he met and married his first wife, Lucy (Solomon) Brown, in January of 1963 and had a daughter, Julie (Brown) Conkle.
The couple divorced in 1965 and in March 1967 Kendell moved to Marysville where he worked at a sawmill. During his time in Marysville he met and married his second wife, Charlene (Pexton) Brown. The couple remained in Marysville and had two children, Kendell Brown Jr., and Mona Brown.
In 1974, the couple moved back to Omak. In 1976, they purchased the family ranch where they raised their children and remained part of the community until Kendell’s death.
Kendell leaves behind his wife, Charlene Brown of 44 years; daughters, Julie Conkle and Mona Brown of Tonasket; and son, Kendell Brown Jr. of Seattle; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Omak, Abundant Life FourSquare Church, 46 Hopfer Rd., Omak.