Troy Brown died July 4.
Troy battled brain cancer for more than a decade. He survived three intracranial brain surgeries.
During these battles he raised a beautiful and talented daughter, Haily Rose Brown, 14. He was a genius engineer and designer, designing motor coaches and even yachts. He served as the lead engineer in designing a luxury coach for the Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry.
Troy lived in Burns from age 2 until his late 20s. He graduated from Burns High School.
Troy was an amazing marksman, starting with his single-shot .22, black powder rifles on into his modern “sniper” rifles. He loved attending the local Mountain Man Rendezvous, where he was always tough competition.
More importantly, Troy was kind, thoughtful, patient, loving, generous and forgiving. He chose not to play Little League baseball, even though he wanted to, because his dad needed him around to do chores on the farm. He passed up again on his dream to be an Army sniper to be there for his ailing parents. Even in Troy’s diminishing state, he was more worried about those around him than himself. Troy’s captivating smile and trusting dark brown eyes could calm the heart of anyone.
Troy was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Eugene Brown, and mother, Lela Kathryn Brown.
He is survived by his life partner, Alyssa Gripping; daughter, Haily Brown; step-children, Travis and Amanda; and brother and sisters, Dennis and Ginger Brown, Kayanna and Mark Schultz, Katrina Brown, Cheyna Brown and Jaimee Brown.
A celebration of Troy’s life will be held on July 14 at 2 p.m. at his home, 22460 Calgary Road in Bend.
All of Troy’s friends and loved ones are welcome.