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BROWN, DavidChamberlain
BROWN, David Chamberlain Was born in Canon City, Colorado on September 26, 1920, and passed away in Littlerock (Juniper Hills), California on May 11, 2013. During the 92 years in between he served his family, his community, and his country. David moved to the Antelope Valley with his parents in 1934, attended AV High School, AV College, and was manager of the Palmdale office of Southern California Edison. He donated endless hours in the effort to make Palmdale a City. He served as president of the Palmdale Kiwanis Club, Palmdale and Littlerock Chambers of Commerce, the Juniper Hills Community Association, and as a member of the Littlerock Lions Club. He traveled the world during World War II and the Korean War, leaving the Army Air Corps at the rank of Major. David believed in treating everyone with respect and acceptance for who they were. He always said: 'It takes all kinds (of people), to keep life interesting.' He loved to write historical and humorous stories and notes, such as ÔAround the World in 1280 Days about travels during the War, or an account statement to friends, ending with 'May the pumpkin bird of happiness bring Holsteins down upon you too.' A short biography can be found in Dayle DeBrys book: 'We Remember-Stories of Courage and Heroism É'. He was preceded in death by his son Barry Brown in Vietnam in 1969, and his wife of 50 years, Alice M. Brown in 1998. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Duecker, two grandchildren, Heather Baker and Justus McIntyre, two great-grandsons, and devoted friend Alice Schneider. At Davids request, no services will be held. Donations may be made in his honor to the Barry Brown Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 192, Littlerock, CA 93543. You may sign the condolence book at: Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale Directors.

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