In Memory

Larry Brown - Class Of 1975

CUT BANK - Larry J. Brown, 54, of Cut Bank, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday, Sept. 7, at a Cut Bank hospital.

Visitation is 7 to 9 this evening at Whitted Funeral Chapel in Cut Bank. His funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, and a reception at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Survivors include Bette, his wife of more than 22 years; his daughter, Hallie of Chicago; his son, Jeff of Moorhead, Minn.; his brother, Randy of Kevin; his sister, Carol (Dave) of Missoula; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Florence; and his sister-in-law, Debi.

Larry was born Nov. 10, 1956, in Shelby, the middle child of Clifford and Florence (Piepgrass) Brown. He graduated from high school in Sunburst, and then attended Northern Montana College in Havre, earning his associate degree in automotive technology.

Larry and Bette were married Jan. 28, 1989, living in Cut Bank. Larry worked at Northern Ford as an auto/diesel mechanic for 33 years, but his "work" continued far into weekends full of logging and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and sharing his mechanic's wisdom with others.

Larry was active in the Cut Bank Snogoers, the Montana Snowmobile Association, the Cut Bank Sportsman Association, and much more.

Larry made an impact on everybody he met, making friends everywhere he went. He set an example for us all through his ways of making the most out of every minute. Larry taught his family and friends to "never let fear stop you." He lived that motto until the end, fighting his illness every step of the way. His friend-ship and love was a blessing to everyone in his life. He will be dearly missed.




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02/10/12 01:26 PM #1    

Sue O'Brien (1977)

Larry was one of best team players I know of, he supported his school, work,  friends and family with 100% devotion.  He never let things get him down and he inspired everyone around him.  Talking to him days before he passed on I just couldn't thank him enough for his goodness and kindness.  He was a friend and my uncle by marriage to my Aunt Bette.  He will be greatly missed and can only make one want to become a better person from knowing someone like Larry Brown.  God Bless Larry.  Sue Anne O'Brien 1977

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