obituary: Charles William Brown Jr.

Charles William Brown Jr. or "Charlie Brown" of Kingman passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the KRMC Hospice House at the age of 92 years. Charles was born in Hamtramck, Mich., on May 30, 1919. Charles was married 68 years to his loving wife, Mary Jane Curtis Brown.

He lived most of his life in Detroit, moved to Escondido, Calif. and later moved to Bullhead City then Kingman. He served in the Army in World War II, was a carpenter in the Union for 50 years; he built many homes for all his family and others. When he retired they both went back to work in Laughlin, Nev. Mary worked another 11 years at the Flamingo Casino; Charlie worked 25 years between the Flamingo and the Golden Nugget. He retired at 89 from the Golden Nugget.

Charles was a very happy person, always joking. He was very athletic. He had many boats; he loved water skiing on all lakes. He golfed, loved airplanes, loved dancing and western music.

Charles leaves a sister, Louise Brown Schietaert of Greenbush, Mich.; his four daughters, Karen (Jerry) Cacoppio of Escondido, Janis Wagner of Kingman, Jody (Jim) Perrin of Georgetown, Ky., and Kristy (Buffalo) Lansing of Arboles, Colo.; his 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sept. 3, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the chapel, 3180 Rutherford St.