John Wayne Brown was born December 18, 1948 in Ottumwa to Harold E. and Helen R. (Boslaugh) Brown.
He passed on August 20, 2020.
He lived with his parents on a farm near Milton and with other families near Bloomfield and Pulaski while going to school.
He graduated from Davis County Community High School in 1967.
He had spent many summers in Eureka, Mont. after falling in love with the area at the age of eight while visiting an uncle there.
After graduating from high school he worked in Eureka and Oakland, Calif. before going into the Army and serving in the atomic weapons field.
After his discharge in 1971, he returned to Eureka where he met and married Donna Keohler on February 14, 1973.
In the spring of 1977, he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and began his journey as a growing Christian.
During their lives together, his work in mining and agriculture plant management took them from Eureka to Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, Conrad and Sidney, Mont., and Stanley, N.D. before returning to Lake Havasu City, Ariz. on July 22, 2016.
He is survived by his loving wife, Donna, his sons Jason (Jenny) Brown of Missoula, Mont., and Bobby (McGuising) of San Francisco, Cali. Three grandsons, Will, Marcus, and Austin Brown. Two brothers, Donnie of Milton and Philip (Donna) of Fremont. He is also survived by his adopted family, Bob (Susan) Livesay of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Karmel (Pat) Duffy of Helena, Mont. and Lori Livesay of Kalispell, Mont.
Cremation has taken place with his ashes to be taken back to Montana.