John N. Brown, Jr.

John N. Brown, Jr.

Jun 30, 1947 - Jul 10, 2020
Graveside Services for John Nelson Brown, Jr., 73, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. A Family Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 23rd at 1528 Elmwood Dr. with a wake to follow. A final viewing will be held Friday morning at the home, ending at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Brown passed away on July 10, 2020 at Salt Lake City, UT.

He was born on June 30, 1947 in Pineridge, South Dakota, son of John Nelson Brown, Sr. and Fedelia (Laplant) Brown. He grew up in Wambalee, South Dakota and was an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

On November 16, 1985, John married Carlita Swallow in Thermopolis, Wyoming. They made their home in Wyoming.

John worked for the Wind River Police Department during the 80’s. He also worked as a seismographer at Lucky Mac Mine.

John was a wonderful, strong man who enjoyed listening to the news on the radio, exercise everyday and walking. He also enjoyed drinking coffee, listening to the morning news on his radio, attending garage sales, spending time with his grandkids and going to the casino. He was an avid person at the Pow Wow, drumming with various drum groups.

He was a member of the Catholic faith, serving as a Eucharist Minister with his wife at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and Blessed Sacrament in Lame Deer, Montana.

Survivors include his sons, John Brown, III, Joseph Brown, Sr., Rupert Brown and Patrick Brown; daughters, Ann Howell (Charles Howell, Sr.) Josette Brown, Victoria Brown and Carissa Brown; brothers, Linus “Moose” Sitting Eagle, George Henry Sitting Eagle, and Silas Eagle; sisters, Dorothy Sitting Eagle and LeAnna Sitting Eagle; sisters-in-law, Wanda White, Alberta Little and Sylvia Brown; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Fedelia Brown, wife, Carlita Brown; sister, Cleo Brown; and brothers, Ellisworth “Dode” (Lillian) Brown, Gerald “Buddy” Brown, Arthur “Art” Brown, Victor Brown, Joe Brown, Sr., and George Brown.

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