Damon Lopez Brown passed away peacefully with family by his side Sept. 15 at Providence Sacred Heart.
He was born in Detroit, served in the Air Force and was discharged from FAFB. He has lived in Cheney since 1974, attended Eastern Washington State College, and worked at the Nabisco Flour Mill for several years and then Kaiser, Mead, retiring in 1996.
He is survived by his wife Sherry and his beloved dogs Gracie and Lola. He is also survived by brother-in-law Gary Miller (Sandi), sister-in-law Lynne Kent, niece Chandra (Lonnie), nephews, Cody (Danielle), Jared (Stella) and Brandon; great nieces and nephews, Auriana, Taya, Hayley, Abby, Gabrielle, Tyler and Logan.
He cherished his daily walks with Grace and Lola and missed that activity the most when he was physically unable to continue. He also enjoyed fishing (and telling fish “stories”), playing cards and betting on the horses at Northern Quest Casino (where he was also well known and loved) and just being at home relaxing.
He loved Cheney and made new friends wherever he went. Whether he was walking the dogs, grocery shopping, etc., it would usually take him a very long time because he would always see people he knew and would stop to have conversations. He had many friends in Cheney and especially appreciated the long-time relationships with people he has known since he first arrived here. Thank you to all who have supported and encouraged him during his illness, it meant the world to him and helped him as he fought to get well. Know that you were all a big part of his not giving up.
Please celebrate his life by remembering and sharing special memories of him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to: Cancer Care Northwest Foundation, P.O. Box 3868, Spokane WA 99220; or online at: http://www.cancercarenorthwest.com
Interment will be at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake.