June 22, 2023
Paul Brown died at home with family April 8, 2023. Paul was born to Kenneth and Dora Brown in Shelton, December 11, 1944. He grew up with five brothers and one sister. His parents and his brothers preceded him in death.
He was an avid hunter and hiker when he was young. His greatest love outside of his family was the mountains. He grew up fishing in local lakes and tromping around mountain trails. He excelled in sports, especially track and wrestling. He began working at a local tire shop while still in high school. Shortly after graduating from Shelton High School, he joined the National Guard. When he left the Guard he returned to the tire shop until he was influenced to work for a home builder in Olympia. He loved building things and over the years he mastered his craft. He continued building until shortly before he passed.
He met the love of his life, Dixie LaFond after becoming a carpenter. They married and moved to Olympia to raise their children. They developed a love of antiques and started doing antique shows over 40 years ago. They loved the thrill of hunting for new additions to their collections and they filled their home with antique treasures.
Dixie passed in 2017, Paul is survived by his daughter Tammy Kelley, son-in-law Steve Kelley, son Shane Brown, grandchildren Andy Frerichs, Jessica Kelley and Madison Brown, as well as four great-grandchildren and his cherished "little pal", Marley 🐾.
Paul always put others first. He was honest, hardworking and reliable. He didn't know how to be selfish. He always made sure his family was taken care of. He was so very generous; he would give to others whenever he could and sometimes even when he couldn't. He was a jokester; you always had to be on your toes with him because you never knew what he was up to. There was never a problem he couldn't solve; he was famous for saying "Don't worry. It'll be fine".
A celebration of Paul's life will be held July 22nd 2023 at 3:00 p.m., 5410 66th Ave NW, Olympia.