Kenneth E. Brown – Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

Funeral services for Colonel Kenneth E. “Rocky” Brown, 83, of Vacaville, California, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Valley Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Dave Sotelo will preside. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Colonel Brown died Oct. 27, 1998, in Vacaville after a lengthy illness.

Born Jan. 23, 1915, in Claredon, Texas, he lived in Vacaville for nine years. After serving in the United States Air Force for 24 years, he worked as a Test Pilot for Lockheed Aircraft Corp. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in San Jose and spent 20 years working with youth as a part of the Police Athletic League of San Jose.

Colonel Brown enjoyed golfing and gardening.

Colonel Brown is survived by his wife, Mary “ET” of Vacaville; son, Michael of Sacramento; daughters, Barbara Valver of Paris, France, Vickie Schuck of Potomac, Maryland, Tanya Pedigo of Alabama and Tami Begasse of Los Gatos; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Valley Evangelical Free Church building fund, 5063 Maple Rd., Vacaville 95687.

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