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Fergus Brown

Fergus Nicol Brown died Feb. 22 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 88.

A celebration of a life well lived will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Sierra Pines Methodist Church in Nevada City.

Mr. Brown was born Aug. 7, 1919, in Clydebank, Scotland. He epitomized the word “gentleman” his entire life. He married Rita Marie Albert in 1943 in Bridgeport, Conn. They had four devoted children and seven wonderful grandchildren.

Mr. Brown was devoted to his family, teaching his children how to live life with integrity and grace. He was an artist and craftsman, creating things of beauty that will be cherished by his family. He was proud of his work with NASA at Moffet field, where he was a pattern maker and helped develop the chairs our astronauts used in the early stages of manned space flights.

Mr. Brown retired near Auburn and enjoyed golfing with friends, volunteering for his church and local service clubs and traveling the world. He will be remembered for making this world a beautiful place to be.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Rita Brown; children Beatrice, Peggy, Bill and Ritajean and their spouses; grandchildren Brandon, Kyleigh, Molly, Colin, Jamie and Kevin; sister, Margaret Coker and brother, William Brown.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Eric.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sierra Pines Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Ill., 60601-7633.

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