In memory of
Theron Michael Brown was born on April 17, 1950 in Ft Bragg to Lester and Mary Brown of Westport. He passed away on February 27, 2020. He was 69 years old. Theron grew up in Westport and attended schools in both Westport and Ft Bragg, graduating in 1968. He attended College of the Redwoods before starting work at Union Lumber Company. His mechanical skills soon had him assigned to work in the truck shop as a mechanic. He left ULCO to start his own truck repair and trucking business. Theron was recruited by Louisiana Pacific Corp in 1980 as an Equipment Operator and Mechanic. In 1987 he was promoted to Supervisor of the LP Road Maintenance Department and in 1989 was named Road Maintenance Manager. Responsibilities increased to include all road construction and maintenance in Humboldt County, approximately 150,000 acres and 500 miles of road. Eventually the area of responsibility increased to include all LP owned property, 500,000 acres of timber land in Northern California. In 1996 Louisiana Pacific sold the Coastal Mendocino and Northern Sonoma County timber properties to Mendocino Redwood Company where he continued in the same capacity until May 9, 2006 when he received a General Engineering Contractors License and started Theron Brown Construction. Theron loved living on the coast and being a part of the Fort Bragg community, he was a huge history buff and train enthusiast and enjoyed being part of a speeder car group, as well as a contributor to the Roots Of Motive Power. Theron is survived by his wife, Yvonne Brown, daughter's Kellie Jo Brown (Jeff Barth), and Suzie Veteto, stepson Will Scott, grandson Jacob Barth, nephews Jarrod, Jesse and Justin Brown, cousin Kasey Lockhart and many other cousins and close friends. He is predeceased by his parents, brother Kevin Brown, and wife of many years Rosemary Brown. At his request no memorial services will be held. If you would like to make a donation in his honor, he donated regularly to the Fort Bragg Food Bank, Humane Society of Mendocino County, Roots of Motive Power in Willits and the American Cancer Society. His Family would like to thank the UCSF Cancer Hospital & Richmond Post-Acute Care for the care they gave him as well as all the friends and extended family for your support and love.
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