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Richard William Brown

January 16, 1952 — January 6, 2023

Richard “Rich” William Brown passed away January 6, 2023, just shy of

his 71 st birthday at the Hopewest Care Center in Grand Junction, CO

after a long battle with cancer. Rich was born at St. Mary’s hospital

January 16, 1952 to Charles and Rosalie (Payne) Brown, where he

joined his older brother Charlie to complete their family. Rich truly

admired his brother Charlie from the time he was a little boy and

adored his parents. As a kid growing up in Palisade he worked summers

at the local orchards, loved camping, fishing, and playing with his

brother and friends. After graduating from Palisade High School in 1970

and trying a couple jobs, he found a successful career as a heavy

equipment operator which took him all over Colorado, New Mexico,

Utah and California. Rich married Mary Louise Moore in 1971 at the

Baptist church in Palisade, this later ended in divorce; however, they

were first blessed with a daughter Amy Sue and a son Cody Lee. After

his career in construction Rich opened a restaurant, Marv’s Stop N Eats

on Orchard Mesa, he was also a partner in a Harley Shop in California

and ran an outfitting and guide company for hunters. In the later years

Rich enjoyed the small town of Palisade again, living in the house he

grew up in. His days were spent loving on his many dogs and cats,

raising his ducks and geese, going to concerts, watching drag races,

traveling and spending time with a close circle of friends. No flowers

please, instead donate to an animal shelter of your choice or to Hospice

in Rich’s name. Celebration of life will be January 28 th , 2:00 pm at the

Grand Valley Event Center, 2400 Consistory Ct, followed up by a

tribute party at Triple Tree Tavern with his favorite band, Gerry

Goodman, playing in his memory starting at 9:00 pm. Rich will be

laid to rest with his parents in his hometown of Palisade CO.

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