July 22, 1939 - March 18, 2019 and October 1, 1939 - August 18, 2018
John Leslie Brown passed away on March 18, 2019 and Clydie F. Brown, passed away on August 18, 2018 both surrounded by family.
John L. was born on July 22, 1939 in Ada, Oklahoma. John was the seventh (7th) of ten (10) children to Reginald Forrest Brown and Voisie Ethel (McDaniel) Brown. John and his family moved to Shafter, California in 1950 where he finished school and worked driving a truck at a local potato shed.
Clydie Faye Brown (McDaniel) was born on October 1, 1939 in Lexie, Mississippi. Clydie was born to Earl Thomas and Bertha Beatrice (Givens) McDaniel. Clydie and her family moved to Shafter, California and found herself working at the same local potato shed sorting potatoes.
As fate would have it John and Clydie met at that local potato shed. As the story goes John would buy Clydie a coke everyday just so he could to talk to her. After a short three months they were married on September 10th, 1960 in a small wedding ceremony at the home of Clydie’s sister and brother in law, Marsha and Frank Taylor. This marriage would last fifty-eight years until Clydie’s death on August 18, 2018.
John and Clydie moved to Taft and John went on to fulfill a dream in Law Enforcement. John served thirty-two years in Law Enforcement and enjoyed every moment. Clydie provided John with two children and a warm home to come home to. Both enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and sharing time with friends and family. John belonged to the Local Masonic Lodge #426 where he served as a Master and Past Master, as well. John was also a Shriner and belong to the Scottish Rite. Clydie enjoyed gardening, sewing, church, and truly loved to entertain.
John and Clydie are survived by their daughter, Veronica (Jeffrey) Miller, four grandchildren, Aliya Gale, Jessica (Justin) Farias, Joseph Gale, Michael (Danielle) Miller, and eight (8) great grandchildren.
John is preceded in death by both parents, a son: Randolph W. Brown, four brothers: Ray Brown, Alden (Margie) Brown, Bill (Caudie) Brown, and Bob (Delores) Brown. Three sisters: Juanita (CW) Buck, Peggy (Glen) Hamilton, Wilma (Louis) Montgomery, and Betty (John) Borden. John is survived by one sister: Margaret (Royce) Eslick, and many nieces and nephews.
Clydie is preceded in death by both parents, a son: Randolph W. Brown, sister: Marsha (Frank) Taylor, two brothers: Robert (Amy) McDaniel, and James (Lois) McDaniel. Clydie is survived also by many nieces and nephews.
Family, friends, and other whose lives John and Clydie touched are invited to the Masonic Lodge, 521 North St. Taft, CA on June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM for traditional Masonic Services.