Robert “Bob” T. Brown was born February 28, 1921 in Mitchell, SD to Ted & Elizabeth (McCullough) Brown. After graduating from Mitchell Senior High he went into the Army Air Corps, now the Air Force. He logged in forty-three years of active and reserve time.
Bob married Morna (Mickey) Houlihan on Friday, June 13, 1941 in Salinas, CA. During World War II he took tours of active duty with Strategic Air Command, was a photographic officer, and an intelligence officer. He spent six months recuperating from Rheumatic fever during his active duty. At the end of WWII they moved to Mitchell.
He worked for the Daily Republic for a year and started Brown’s Studio in 1947. He was a member of the National Professional Photographers of America and the VFW. He loved to work, golf, play cards, read, and play pool. He was eternally devoted to his wife of 72 years. They enjoyed their life together being involved with family and friends in both Mitchell and Mesa, AZ.
He is survived by five children: Jim Brown, Plainview NE, Dick Brown, Grand Rapids MI, Mari Brown, Tea, Paula (Gary) Schmidt, Sioux Falls SD and Camilla Langenfeld, Parker CO; twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Katherine (Eldon) Sieveley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mickey in 2013, two brothers and one sister.