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Donald "Don" Brown '71 January 22, 2019 12:31 PM updated: January 22, 2019 12:33 PM

Jeter Memorial Funeral Home obituary
311 N. Friendswood Dr.
Friendswood, Texas 77546
(281) 992-7200

Dr. Donald Eugene Brown

9/7/1934 - 1/4/2019

Dr. Don Brown, 84, beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend, of Friendswood, Texas, was called home by his Heavenly Father on Friday evening, January 4, 2019, at Houston Hospice.Don was born on September 7, 1934 to Robert and Ida Brown in Goose Creek, Texas, the youngest of three children.

Following graduation from Luling High School in Luling, Texas, 1952, Don attended Texas A&M College before transferring to Southwest Texas State University. He graduated from SWT in 1956 with a degree in Accounting.He then joined the US Navy and remained on active duty until 1959 and served in the Navel Reserves until 1976 when he retired as a lieutenant commander.

After completing activity duty, Don returned to SWT where he received a BS in Mathematics, a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Mathematics.When working on his Masters he was lecturer in mathematics and was required to observe the department chair teaching.In this class, he met freshman math major, Sue Dreiling, and married her about three and a half years later. On December 22, 2018, he celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary to his loving wife Sue.

In January 1968, Don and Sue moved to Beeville, Texas where Don taught at Bee County College, and Sue taught at Pettus Elementary School.In August, they moved to College Station where Don completed his PhD in mathematics education and Sue completed her Masters and PhD.They spent four wonderful years in Aggieland.They next moved to Alvin, Texas where Don was an Associate Dean and Sue taught mathematics at Alvin Community College.Their son Brad was born in 1977 followed by Andrew in 1981.Don retired from ACC in 1999.

Don was a talented designer and builder always looking for a new challenge. He designed and constructed his home in Friendswood, a cabin in Dripping Springs and a barn in Luling. Don served as scout master and watched his boys achieve the rank of Eagle Scout under his leadership. After retirement, Don was never short of projects and constantly spent time on one of his two lathes or helping his boys with projects of their own. He loved spending time on his farm at Luling especially when his family was there to enjoy it with him.

Don was proud of four things: his naval service, being an aggie, his marriage to Sue and his wonderful sons.Frequently when returning from events with his children, he told Sue how blessed they were to have Brad and Andrew for sons.What wonderful people they were.

Don is survived by his wife, Sue; his two children; son Brad and girlfriend, Ginger Benson and her daughter Elizabeth Benson, of Friendswood; son Andrew and wife, Lauren, of Houston; his grandson, Harrison.He is also survived by his nephew, Kenneth Brown and wife Vera, and niece, Melba Sexton and husband John all of Luling, Texas. Don was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ida Brown, his sister Ida Mae, and brother Bobby.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Rosary to begin at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.Interment will follow at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Brown family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at

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