Floyd Leonard Brown Sr., 73, was born July 15, 1933, in Toppenish, Wash., and passed away on April 2, 2007, in Auburn, Wash.
Floyd served in the United States Marine Corps from Jan. 28, 1951, to January 1954, serving in the Korean War and Cold War. He married his wife Juanita Mesplie Brown on June 25, 1954. They have seven children together.
He is preceded in death by two sons, Gordon and Edward Brown; his parents, Edna Hoptowit Brown and John Brown; two brothers, Reggie and Ronnie Brown; and one sister, Mary Ann Brown.
Floyd worked in a manufacturing business for many years. He then moved to the Muckleshoot Reservation to work as the recreation director, also working in the Muckleshoot Housing Dept. and the Senior Center as a cook. Floyd enjoyed Pow Wows, bingo, traveling to Reno and Laughlin, Nev., with his buddies, going to Elder dinners in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He also was very involved in many different Native Veterans programs, Enumclaw Vets., Inter-Tribal Warrior Society, Auburn Legion.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Juanita Mesplie Brown, of Toppenish; sons, Floyd Brown Jr., Rodney Brown, Doug Brown and Wade Brown, all of Auburn, Wash.; two daughters, Vicky Brown and Ethelene Brown, of Auburn; and sister, Karen Hensley, of Buckley, Wash. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 5, 2007, at the Tulalip Tribal Center, Tulalip, Wash. Burial followed at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville, Wash.
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