Richard (Dick) Brown of Iowa City died peacefully on the morning of Dec. 3, 2013. Memorial Services were held Dec. 6 at First Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, with the Rev. Sam Massey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church or to Iowa City Hospice.
Richard Paul Brown was born on July 15, 1930, in rural Johnson County to Paul and Mary Brown. He grew up working on the family farm and graduated in 1948 from Iowa City High School. He then served his country in the Korean War. Upon returning to the states, he married Marilyn Lemon, his wife and companion for the following 58 years, on Oct. 15, 1954. They settled in Iowa City where Dick owned and operated Hilltop DX from 1954 until 1985 after which he worked in a second career as a real estate agent until he retired in 2008. Dick was an active and devoted member of First Presbyterian Church, serving both as a Deacon and Elder to the congregation during his 54 years as a parishioner. Dick was preceded in death by Marilyn, his parents, and four sisters.
He will be missed, but always remembered, by his children Dan (Tricia) Brown of Iowa City, Beth (David) Lange of North Liberty, Molly (Mark) Reynolds of Iowa City and Amy (Bret) Horrell of Iowa City; his grandchildren Megan (Adam) Patton, Erin Lange, Nathan Reynolds, Caitlin Smith, Sean Smith, Bridget Brown, Muriel Brown, Sarah Horrell; his great-granddaughter Isabella Patton; his sister Jane Colony, brother Bill (Lyda) Brown and the many friends whose lives he touched.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.