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Gary W. Brown

May 22, 1947 — October 8, 2023



Gary William “GW” Brown passed away October 8, 2023. He was born May 22, 1947, in El

Paso, Texas, to Jack and Patricia (Brooks) Brown. His family later moved to Illinois where he

was a graduate of Rich Township High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois, graduating in 1965.

Upon graduation, GW enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country in

Vietnam. He then returned from the service and worked for Flying Tigers Airline. GW started his

family in Arcadia, California, where he met his first wife Kathleen. To this union, four children

were born.

He began his career in law enforcement as a police officer in Ottumwa, Iowa, alongside his

brother Mickey.

GW continued his police career when he moved to Colorado Springs, where he then met his

wife of 31 years, Leslie, and expanded his family with two more sons. Retiring from the CSPD in

early 2007, GW then continued his passion and lifelong dream of ranching and running cattle.

While enjoying retirement, he attended sporting events of his children and grandchildren,

heckling officials the whole way through. Serving his community, GW sometimes coached youth

sports. Going fishing and golfing were some of his favorite hobbies, he also loved to visit with

friends and enjoyed road trips while eating good food and making friends along the way. GW

made an impact on nearly everyone he came in contact with, as we all know, never meeting a

stranger and always having a kind word.

Most importantly, GW was a proud and faithful servant of the Lord, teaching his children and

family to love and honor God in the same way he did.

GW is preceded in death by his father Jack Brown, mother Patricia Brown, and brothers Michael

"Mickey" Brown and Patrick Brown.

GW is survived by his wife Leslie Brown, children Kelly Prosser, Michael Brown (Joanna), Kevin

Brown, Patrick Brown, Matthew Brown (Zoe), and John Brown (Kayla). His grandchildren Leo

Prosser (Kegan), Lily Hill (Darian), Jack Blasingame, Jonathan Brown (Paige), Mackenzie

Brown, Benjamin Gary Brown, Macey Brown and Jordyn Brown. Great grandchildren Harper

Brown, Hayden Brown, and Tresten Hill. Niece and Nephews, Janie Chalem and family, Jimmy

Brown and family, David Brown and family.

"Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is

thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Services will be held Monday October 16, 2023 with a private family service, followed by a

public graveside service at 10:30am at the Calhan Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Brown

family home from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, October 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Calhan Memorial Cemetery

Hahn, Calhan, CO 80808

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