Obituary: Daniel Wade Brown |

Obituary: Daniel Wade Brown

"Down Town Danny Brown"

Danny Brown passed away in the presence of his family in Truckee, California on Sept. 2, 2008. He was born Oct. 24, 1942 to Milton and Martha Brown.

Down Town Danny Brown will never stop walking the streets he loved in Truckee and he will never stop dancing. With that said, he will never be forgotten by family, friends and loved ones. Next time you hear a song by the Eagles or even Lynrd Skynrd, smile for him as he smiled for the music he loved. Danny had a gift he passed on to his children, the gift of survival. In his spare time he spontaneously traveled across our great country. Always meeting new people and learning new ways of life. He definitely had an enormous and unforgettable effect on each and every person he encountered.

He is survived by his daughter Stacie Julian and son Jamie Brown and his wife Sarah of Grass Valley, Calif. Danny was blessed with five grandchildren, Paul Julian, Rian Julian, Joshua Brown, Christina Brown and new grandson Andrew Steven Brown born Sept. 18, 2008. Also left behind with much sorrow, a cherished addition to our family, Carol De La Rosa. Carol was a long-time friend and companion to Danny. She made him laugh, smile and encouraged him to dance whenever the chance arose. Our family thanks you for that, Carol. We will never forget the graciousness you and your family have shown us. God bless you. Danny never danced the way he danced with you.

Another friend left behind is Gary Finamore. Dan and Gary served in the Navy together in Vietnam aboard the Kitty Hawk in attack squadron 112. Dan is now in the realms of Glory with his Savior through prayer and inviting Christ into his life.

Last but not least, here is something Danny would like his son Jamie to know.

To my son:

I may not be here to tell you this but I want you to know you were my dream. Even though I had a special spot in my heart for your sister, you were the twinkle in my eye. You, Jamie, were “my boy” and you fulfilled every expectation and dream I ever had for you. You are a great father, husband, brother and son. I will watch over you and your sister forever. Please don’t mourn me, just dance with enthusiasm and joy the way I did. I don’t want tears. Please know I am in a better place and I’m dancing.

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