Murvin Brown


Murvin Brown, 79, of Miles City died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Billings Clinic in Billings with his family by his side.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1934, in Poplar, the son of Clarence and Mary Harmon Brown. He attended school in Sanger, N.D. After school, he went into the Army Air Corps for three years. 

After serving his country proudly, he went back to the family farm near Sanger. 

In 1958 he and Mary Ann Voigt were married. They settled on the family farm for a few years until 1966 when Mr. Brown took a job to help build Miles Community College in Miles City. He worked for Doeden construction until he started the Brown & Sons Concrete Company in 1976. 

In 1986, he moved to Reno, Nev., to work construction for five years. He then moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., for three years, where he worked for one of his sons at Brown’s Custom Concrete.

He moved back to Miles City afterwards, where he semi-retired, helping his sons in the construction business. 

On Sept. 8, 2012, his wife, Mary Ann, died. On Aug. 17, 2013, he married Joyce Goettle.

Mr. Brown had many enjoyments throughout his lifetime including: watching his sons grow and prosper, snowmobiling, shooting pool, attending his coffee groups, watching professional wrestling, his dog Bo, poetry, music, dancing as well as watching football on Sundays with his family. He loved watching all of his grandchildren in the sports they were involved in as well as taking them fishing, to rodeos and demolition derbies.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife: Joyce Brown; four sons: Merlin J. (Deb) Brown, Maldon J. (Sheila) Brown, Murray Brown and family and Mitchell A. (Terry) Brown; a step-daughter: Corrina (Brian) Cannon; a brother: Myron Brown; two sisters: Arlene and Ellen; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sons: Michael and Monte; a brother: Marlin; half-brother: Billy; and half-sister: Bernice.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. A Vigil Service will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. in Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miles City. Rite of Committal will follow in the Calvary Cemetery with full military honors.

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Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Hospice.