Paul touched many lives in his 88+ years and was well respected and loved. His funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony's in Newport at 2:00 PM on March 26th for all his friends and family.

Thomas P. Brown
May 15, 1921-March 19, 2010


Mr. Brown was born in Bakersfield California to Herschel and Belva Brown at the old San Joaquin Hospital. 

He spent his childhood north of the river with his brothers: Jack, Don, and Richard (all now deceased) and his many Pollack, Wedding, and Brown cousins until the death of his father.  The family moved to Van Nuys where Jack had gotten a job in the movie industry at the age of 14 and Paul (as he's known to family) joined the CCC's.  It was there that he met his best friend's sister, Harriet Lebens, and married her in 1941. Paul moved his new family to Taft, California after the war and went to work in the oil industry where he was known as Brownie or Tom to his friends and associates until his retirement in 1986, after which he devoted more time to his golf game, Knights of Columbus, St. Mary's Church, and his marriage of 60 years - until Harriet's death in 2001.  At that time, Paul moved to Newport Washington to live with his daughter , Carolyn, but continued to "visit" his many friends and relatives elsewhere especially during snowy weather. 

Tom raised four children and two nephews: Carolyn Vaughn-Newport, WA, Nancy Hughes- Bakersfield, CA, Vincent Brown - Sacramento, CA, Thomas Brown Jr. - Acton, CA, Thomas "Rocky" Northrup - Clayton, CA, and Harry Northrup - Phoenix, AZ. 

Mr. Brown in survived by 6 sister's-in-law, 4 married children, 39 nieces and nephews, 1 married step son, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. 

Paul touched many lives in his 88+ years and was well respected and loved. His funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony's in Newport at 2:00 PM on March 26th for all his friends and family.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.sherman-knapp.com