Memorial services for Harvey Jay Brown, 88, Eudora, KS, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora. He died on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He donated his body to the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Harvey was born on August 26, 1924 in Arkansas City, KS the son of Harvey J. and Ida Ann Murphy Brown.
He graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1942.
Harvey served his country in the US Army in chemical warfare from 1946 – 1949, serving in Korea and Japan.
He was the owner of Brown Construction in Arkansas City for 40 years, specializing in custom home building.
He was a member the Presbyterian Church. He had a life-long sense of adventure from climbing Mt. Fuji while serving in Japan to traveling around the world with his wife after retirement. Some of the trips they enjoyed where to Arizona, Alaska, Australia and New Zealand.
He lived his entire life in Arkansas City until moving to Eudora in 2007.
He married Donna Gilmore on December 2, 1949 in Arkansas City, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Marsha (Bill) Gordon, Eudora, Judy Crandall, New Braunfels, TX; three grandchildren, Amy Gordon Ames, Courtney Taylor and Cody Crandall; and three great grandchildren, Jaden Taylor, Sydney Ames and Reagan Ames. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Kathleen, Eugene, Emmer, Ollie, Howard, Della, Dorothy and Lula.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Bible Christian Church, Arkansas City or St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Eudora and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.