Warren Edwin Brown
October 19, 1932 – November 30, 2022
Warren Edwin Brown died peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. He was born on October 19, 1932 to the late Orville and Ruth Brown in Phoenix, Arizona.
Warren is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Brown and Lucas Hawkins of Seattle, WA, and Louise and David Strong of Vancouver, WA as well as two grandchildren, Nathan and Sophia
Strong of Vancouver, WA, and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Brown of Prescott, AZ.
Warren grew up on a farm in Phoenix, AZ, and graduated from Phoenix Union High School. He then moved to California to attend Stanford University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. He was drafted into the Army upon graduation and stationed in southern Arizona. After leaving the Army, he moved back to California and worked as a Federal Government
Management Analyst until he left to travel the world.
He was inspired to travel by his brother, who was working in Turkey. He bought an around-the-world ticket and spent six months traveling the world, including six weeks in Turkey with his brother. He returned to California and went to work as a computer systems analyst. He continued in this profession for the remainder of his career.
Warren married and later divorced, Marjorie Mackenzie. They had two daughters. He continued his education by getting a Masters of Public Administration from the University of California. His job later led the family to move to Washington state, where they settled in Vancouver, WA. After his divorce, Warren accepted a position in the Seattle area. He remained in Seattle until retiring and moving to Forks, WA in 1997.
Warren’s love of nature is what led him to Forks, and he enjoyed having property to roam. He was an active member of the Forks community, volunteering at the Forks Visitor’s Center and the Olympic Natural Resources Center. Warren’s world tour as a young man fueled a lifelong interest in travel which continued through his retirement. He enjoyed tours through the Stanford University Travel/Study program, visiting such places as Bhutan, Peru, Tanzania and the Galapagos Islands.
In 2021, Warren moved back to Vancouver, WA to be closer to his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing games with friends and visiting with his family.
He will be missed by his family and friends. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Warren’s memory to Stanford University’s Travel/Study program. https://give.stanford.edu/?