Eugene Lee Brown, age 64, a resident of Los Lunas, entered Heaven on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM. Gene was born in Chariton, Iowa, on January 7, 1950, to Oral and Maxine Brown. He grew up in Osceola, Iowa, and graduated from Osceola High School in 1968. He graduated from AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1970. He worked for the Des Moines Register and the clothing and shoe business in Des Moines. When Gene moved to Albuquerque he worked in the shoe business until joining the team at Jaycor/L-3 Communications as a Security Administrator until his retirement in May 2014. Gene enjoyed volunteering at Covenant United Methodist Church in Albuquerque until his move to Los Lunas, NM, where he was active at First Baptist Church Belen. He enjoyed gardening, college football, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he adored. Most of all he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and his heart’s desire was that others would come to understand the peace only Jesus can give.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine Nardie.
He is survived by his, father Oral (Maxine) Brown; his wife, Ginger Brown of Los Lunas, NM; daughters, Heidi (Bryan) Henderson of Rio Rancho, NM, Renee (Wes) Wade of Glendale, AZ; two brothers, Charles (Elva) Brown of Las Vegas, NV, Bruce (Elizabeth) Brown of Rhodes, IA; sister, Pam (Mike) Coley of El Dorado, KS; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Diane (Grotegut) Brown of Albuquerque, NM. Gene’s step-children are Laura (Mike) Warne of Prescott, AZ, Sandra Arocha of Eagle Mountain, UT, and Matt (Karla) Altfeltis of Longmont, CO. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and one soon to be born grandson.
His story is continuing in Heaven.
Gene’s funeral service was held Tuesday 6 PM at First Baptist Church Belen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Belen Children and Youth Ministries or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505) 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at, www.noblinfuneralservice.com.