Homer Ray Brown

It saddens us to announce our rock, father, patriarch, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, Homer Ray Brown, of Jackson, CA, passed away on

Friday, August 30, 2019.  Homer was born in Alabama on July 9, 1938 to the late Myrtle (Dees) and Homer J. Brown.  

For forty-four years, Homer worked in the lumber industry as an Edgerman, Head Rig Sawyer, and Lumber Grader at various sawmills throughout Northern California.  Proficient in construction and remodeling, he built a cabin in the mountains of western Glenn County after he retired, and lived there until the age of 79.  He really loved the solitude and the peace of his cabin. On more than one occasion he said he felt closer to God at his mountain cabin than at any other place or time.  

From an early age, Homer was an avid reader and his memory was impeccable.  He only attended school through the 9th grade but because of his ability to retain all he read; he was a walking encyclopedia on nearly any subject.  If he didn’t know everything on a subject, he always knew something about it. He loved to deer hunt, bear and coon hunt with his hounds and all types of fishing.  He was a man of many skills and loved to build and craft or whittle items for family and close friends.  Typically, he never made the same item twice.

He had wonderful wit and a dry sense of humor.  He loved to laugh and joke, kid around, drink coffee and have a good conversation.   He was also very passionate about his political beliefs.  

Homer Ray loved his family and close friends with a passion unsurpassed.  There is nothing he would not do for them. 

Homer Ray lived a full and amazing 81 years.  He accomplished his goals in life, and lived how and where he wanted to live; without regrets.  Although it pains his family and friends to let this amazing father, brother, uncle, grandfather go, we all know he is in a better place and is at peace.  He will be missed by all who knew this amazing man. 

Rest in peace Dad! Your legacy lives!

Homer is survived by his three daughters, Raeann “Shelly” Brown, of Salt Lake City, UT, Cindi Brown, of Jackson, CA, and Tracy Brown, of Dayton, NV; three sons, Shawn Brown and life partner Rachel Romero, of Sutter Creek, CA, David Brown and his wife Jaime, of La Quinta, CA, and Tim Brown and his wife Angie Brown, of Jackson, CA; two sisters, Shirley Williams and her husband Johnnie, of Sutter Creek, CA, and Sythel Brown, of Ione, CA; grandchildren, Eric, Katrina, Todd, Katherine, Tyler, Kimberlee, Lucy, Makaela, Buster, David, and Jeffery; and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna C. Brown; granddaughter, Jolene Guerrero; brother, Andrew Brown; and sister, Cecil Brown.

A celebration of life is being planned. Once planned the family will announce the venue

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.