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Billy DeWayne Brown

May 11, 1944 June 1, 2019
Billy DeWayne Brown
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Obituary for Billy DeWayne Brown

Billy DeWayne Brown, 75, of Hayden, Idaho was called to heaven June 1, 2019, at Schneidmiller Hospice House. His grandchildren and best friend all traveled from as far as Los Angeles to be with him when he passed. Billy’s final hours were filled with love, laughter, and peace.

Billy was born May 11, 1944 in Greenville, Kentucky to Billy S. Brown and Jean Downey. He was raised in Kentucky through 6th grade and then moved with his family to Ontario, California. Billy graduated from Chaffey High School in 1962 then started his service in the United States Navy as a Seabee, 1961-1967. His duties included heavy equipment operations, and he served overseas in Okinawa and The Aleutian Islands. After his military service, he decided to be a mountain man in Alaska; however, this was interrupted when he met his future wife in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and married her a week and six days later. He married Myrthal Hendrickson in Post Falls on May 12, 1970. Two years later their only child, Meshyll, was born. Billy worked in various locations including Coeur d’ Alene Tire and then across Sherman Ave at Al’s Union 76 Station. From 1985 until 1991 Billy worked in American Canyon, CA for Laidlaw as a Power Plant Operator. Following, he worked at Reagan Equipment -- these years he enjoyed the most. Evenings and weekends he could be found in his shop welding, creating, and fixing anything anyone needed. His spare time was spent hitting the road on one of his many motorcycles; never needing a map because there were few roads in the western United States he had not traveled. Along the way, he never met a stranger and made friends wherever he went. Those closest to him were always prepared for his wise jokes and witty humor. He was passionate about his family and friends. Billy was later an active member of the Spokane branch of Navy Seabee Veterans of America, and never left the house without his Seabees ‘Can Do’ hat. Billy was loved and respected in his community and it filled his heart to know that he had friends far and wide.

He is survived by his wife, Myrthal Brown; daughter, Meshyll Pecha; his three grandchildren, Tayler Pecha, Jeana Pecha, and Ethan Pecha; his sister, Beverly (Ron) Widner; and nieces, Sarah and Elizabeth Widner; his best friend and brother, Larry Ray; and an abundance of friends and family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Cd’A Shrine Event Center on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 4pm-6pm.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Schneidmiller Hospice House, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814, www.hospiceofnorthidaho.org


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Celebration of Life

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22

Jun

4:00 PM 6/22/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6/22/2019 6:00:00 PM
Shriners Club Event Center

1250 W Lancaster Rd
Hayden, ID 83835

Shriners Club Event Center
1250 W Lancaster Rd Hayden 83835 ID
United States

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Schneidmiller Hospice House

2290 W. Prairie Ave.
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815
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