Albert Olivas Brown was called by name on November 22, 2020 surrounded by his loving family, born on April 29, 1941 in Ft. Davis, Texas to Albert Bentley Brown and Ester Olivas, He went on to marry the love of his life, Corina Ramirez on December 14, 1962, together for over 57 years they raised five children in Alpine, Texas; Mike, Mary Ann, Albert III (Linda), Betty (Rene) and Fray Martin.
He was a grand part of his (19) grandchildren, his (26) great-grandchildren and his (2) great-great grandchildren's lives, the love he gave each one will carry them through the rest of their lives.
He loved his (4) brothers (Reuben, Felix, Raul, Benny) and his (5) sisters (Nora, Mary, Elena, Elva, Yolanda) with all his heart and had a special place in his heart for each of his nieces and nephews whether by blood or by marriage it did not matter to him the love he gave each one was deeply felt, he shared a life time of conversations, cherished memories, jokes and good times with them.
Albert had many cousins and lifelong friends he shared many special time with, there was never a stranger in his life, and he would strike up a conversation with jus about anyone. There were many times we would be out of town somewhere and someone would holler at him or of nowhere, "Hey Brown is that you" they would reminisce then go on about some story they shared, years could pass and somewhere sometime they would meet again. Many of those same people would come to the house whether they needed something fixed, welded, had something to sell, car broke down needed a mechanic, needed a tow or simply passing through town and wanted to stop by to say hello, he drew people to him. He could fix anything never turned anyone away.
A truck driver by trade he traveled millions of miles for many years, his love for the road and the power behind the wheel was passed on to his sons and grandsons as they each yearn for the road. He loved to collect things he found a use for just about everything he picked up, a trait he passed on to his daughter Mary Ann and his great-granddaughter Olivia.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Bentley Brown and Ester Brown Tarango; his in-laws, Pedro Ramirez and Anita Cadena Ramirez; his son Mike Ramirez Brown; his brothers Benny Tarango, Rueben Brown; his sisters Nora Ingram, his grandchildren Rosanna Ramirez, Jonathan Salcido, Trinity Hernandez, Amber Gunter Brown, Nathaniel Brown.
Whether you knew him as Gordo, Beto, Tio Beto, Mr. Brown or simply as Brown we as his children and his wife can tell how long you have known him and if your family or a longtime friend by the way you address him please continue to pray for him and keep his memory alive for us by remembering him and sharing those memories with us.
Rosary and Funeral Mass Service was held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. followed with a graveside service at Holy Angels Cemetery.
Alpine Memorial Funeral Home was entrusted with his services. Online condolences may be left at: www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com.
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