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Arlen J. Brown

March 27, 1935 October 6, 2018
Arlen J. Brown
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Obituary for Arlen J. Brown

Arlen J. Brown died at his home surrounded by his family October 6, 2018. Arlen was born March 27, 1935 in Fairview, Oklahoma the son of Paul and Nela (Waddle) Brown. He moved to Colorado Springs with his parents in 1941 at the age of six. He attended elementary school in Colorado Springs, Jr. High and High School at Friends Haviland Academy in Haviland, Kansas, graduating in 1953. He continued his studies at Friends Bible College also in Haviland.

He excelled in tennis, baseball & basketball in high school. He loved to sing and perform including community theatre, citywide hymn singing, church music at Roswell Community Church, and others. He enjoyed breeding and raising Appaloosas and Quarter Horses, being an avid reader, and Rotarian.

Arlen was a Funeral Director for over 50 years and was an owner of The Springs Funeral Services.

He served his funeral apprenticeship at Chapel of Memories and Swan Funeral Home in Colorado Springs, before graduating from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1960.

He was General Manager of Swan Funeral Home for fifteen years and in 1972 he bought Farnum-Brown Mortuary in Glenwood Springs, spending five years there. After selling the funeral home, Arlen worked for Service Corporation International for twenty years. During his career with them he became a Regional Vice President and lived in Spokane, Houston, Atlanta, Tucson & San Jose. After retiring for the first time, he became Chief Operation Officer of Sentry Group Services out of Ft. Worth, Texas. and in 2007 co-founded The Springs Funeral Services.

In 2011 he served as President of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association and was presented with the Mentor Award from the Colorado Funeral Service Board.

In 1993 he met Terri in Tucson, Arizona and five years later they married in Manitou Springs, Colorado. In marrying Terri, Arlen took on a young family becoming a father for a second time. During the next twenty years he became the glue of the family. A true soccer dad, he was there shouting from the sidelines and occasionally being thrown out. He loved both of his families with a passion. His charm and kindness made him someone that everyone loved. He was the person that we all looked up to and aspired to be like. Our world will never be the same without his radiant smile, love and guidance.

He leaves behind to remember him, his wife, Terri Flores-Brown; daughters Cindy (Hal) Tumbleson, Becky (Ron) Helget, Jenifer (Wes) Parr, Samantha Shafer (Chris Parrinello); Shelby (Alex) Calleja; sons, J. Timothy Brown and Jared N. Shafer; grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Nordby, Geoff Brown, Craig Brown, Chris (Jenny) Brown, Aaron (Alicia) Brown, Drew Brown, Jenifer (Nico) Casale, Karissa (Lex) Sanchez, Hayden Parr, Trent Parr, Ashlyn Parr, and ten great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his parents-in-law, Richard & Irma Flores, sisters-in-law, Norma (Martin) Camacho and Lisa Davis-Flores, brother-in-law, Frank Flores, nieces, Celina & Juliana Provencio, nephew, Dominic Camacho and his “brothers”, cousins, CA (Jo) Cofer and Tommy (Pat) Padgham as well as cousin, Max (Connie) Chambers.

Visitation, 5:00PM - 8:00PM, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. 

Visitation, 9:30AM - 10:30AM, Thursday, October 11, 2018, Iglesia Nueva Vida (New Life Church), 801 North Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.

Funeral Service, 10:30AM, Thursday, October 11, 2018, Iglesia Nueva Vida (New Life Church).

Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 South Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.

The family loves flowers, however, should you prefer, memorial contributions may be made to The Ryan Wall Memorial Employee Assistance Fund. This fund was created in honor of a beloved employee lost and was dear to Arlen’s heart. Please call to make donations at (719) 328-1793 or mail to The Springs Funeral Services.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

10

Oct

5:00 PM 10/10/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
The Springs Funeral Services

3115 East Platte Avenue
Colorado Springs, , CO 80909

The Springs Funeral Services
3115 East Platte Avenue Colorado Springs, 80909 CO
United States

Visitation

Thursday

11

Oct

9:30 AM 10/11/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10/11/2018 10:30:00 AM
Iglesia Nueva Vida

801 North Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Iglesia Nueva Vida
801 North Circle Drive Colorado Springs 80909 CO
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

11

Oct

10:30 AM 10/11/2018 10:30:00 AM
Iglesia Nueva Vida

801 North Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Iglesia Nueva Vida
801 North Circle Drive Colorado Springs 80909 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

1005 Hancock Expressway
Colorado Springs,, CO 80903

1005 Hancock Expressway Colorado Springs, 80903 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Ryan Wall Memorial Employee Assistance Fund

3115 East Platte Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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