Memorial Suggested: Gifford Brown (1940-2016)
Gifford “Brownie” E. Brown, 75, of South Padre Island, TX, Formerly Kearney, died Friday May 13th, 2016 at his home in South Padre.
A Memorial Reception was held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at the Loper Room inside the Kearney Holiday Inn. There was no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Kearney Goodfellows. Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.
Gifford was born November 24th, 1940 in Sumner, Nebraska to Charles & Leona (Horn) Brown. He married Glenda McAuliff on July 3rd, 1965. He attended school in Cozad, Nebraska until his junior year in high school when the family moved to Kearney, Nebraska. He then attended Kearney High School and graduated with the class of 1960. Gifford then served for two years in the United States Army. After his Honorable Discharge from the military he attended and graduated from Kearney State College in 1968.
After College, he worked at the GTE Telephone Company and later owned his own Business, The Dome Lounge. He retired in 1998. He moved to South Padre Island, TX in 2000 and remained there until his death. Gifford enjoyed fishing, boating and traveling.
Surviving relatives include his Wife, Glenda; Sons, Shaun Brown of Texas and Chase & Penny Brown of South Dakota; 4 grandchildren, Olivia, Dawson, Cody and Adam; Brother, Leon Brown of Kearney, Nebraska; Sister in law, Charlotte Brown of Georgia; Bothers in law, Dan McAuliff of Kearney, Nebraska and Tim & Joan McAuliff of Omaha Nebraska; Sisters in law, Phyllis Rasmussen of Kearney, Nebraska and Wilma Patsios of Kearney, Nebraska; Many nieces and nephews.
Gifford was preceded in death by his Parents and a Brother, Charles Brown.