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Robert L Brown

January 1, 1925 — February 27, 2009

Robert L Bob or (Hoss) Brown 84 of Tyhee Idaho Passed away February 27, 2009 at the Veterans home in Pocatello Idaho from causes related to old age. He was born January 1, 1925 at East McDowell, Kentucky to Willie Brown and Lena Vance Brown. Hoss grew up in the Hills of Kentucky. During this era times were tough and all worked very hard to survive. The family survived selling Boot leg moon shine, yields from a family garden and milk cows. Beans, corn, pork and a milk cow provided food for the family of 9 children and their parents.

Hoss grew up during the great depression and learned to be very frugal with money. He worked hard and lived a simple life. In 1942 he was called by the US Army to defend the USA in World War II. On May 29, 1943 he was wounded in Anzio Italy. For this he received a purple heart and was considered a Disabled Veteran. After 9 months in the hospital in Louisville, Kentucky he returned home to Eastern Kentucky. On March 5, 1949 he married Bertha Whitaker. In 1954 he brought his wife and 4 children to the Tyhee area. He purchased a small gas station and store that he owned and operated for 32 years. In 1986 Hoss and his wife Bertha sold the store and retired. During these 32 years of hard work Hoss and Bertha touched many people's lives with their generosity and kindness to their customers. They also made several life long friendships.

During the early years Hoss had a small cattle operation. As one of his favorite hobbies, this provided fresh beef every year and sometimes a little money in return. During his retirement he enjoyed friends and family at his winter home near Sun City Arizona, a Summer Cabin in Island Park and 10 to 15 head of cattle around his house in the Tyhee area.

Hoss is survived by; wife Bertha Brown of Pocatello, Idaho; Roger (Mary Ann) Brown Topeka, Kansas, Darrell (Kathy) Brown New Plymouth, Idaho, Sharon (Steve) Falk Overland Park, Kansas, Sandy (Ray) Hebdon Pocatello, Idaho, Dave (Kim) Brown Coca Beach, Florida, Tommy Brown Tyhee, Idaho; 15 Grand kids and many great grand children. Other Survivors include A brother George (Joyce) Brown Pocatello, Idaho, Sister Juanita Compton Lexington, Kentucky, Bonnie (Bruce) Williams Pocatello, Idaho Mary Lou (Jim) Parkin Phoenix, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by; his parents; 3 brothers, Willy Brown, Herman Brown, Philman Brown; a sister, Mildred Frasure. In lieu of flowers donation can be made in his honor to the Pocatello Veteran's Home.

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