Bob M. Brown, February 24, 1937 – May 1, 2014
Bob Melton Brown died peacefully on May 1, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after long illness. He was born February 24, 1937, in Hereford, TX; the son of Fred and Erle Marie Brown; brother to Freda and Gloria. Bob was a graduate of Lubbock High School, class of 1955. In 1960, he was graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in Spanish. Through ROTC, he entered the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant, stationed in Portland, OR, from 1960 -1963. In 1965, he married Judith Kimber (nee Hyatt), and became stepfather to her son Eliot. In 1970, their daughter Catherine was born. In 1971, the family moved to Coeur d’Alene, ID. Bob began working as an administrator at North Idaho College in Vocational Programs. In 1972, daughter Rebecca was born. In 1981, Bob and Judy divorced. In 1983, Bob married Anne Salisbury. In 1988, Bob earned his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University, and began practicing law in Coeur d’Alene, first at the firm of Cox, Davis & Stoddard, and later establishing his own practice, specializing in labor law. Bob and Anne divorced in 1997, but remained good friends. Bob is survived by his two daughters and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, Friday, May 9, at 1:30 pm, with a reception to follow at the Iron Horse. - See more at: http://www.yatesfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Bob-Melton-Brown/Coeur-d-Alene-ID/1378606#sthash.dniZduMS.dpuf
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