Lawrence Brown 1926 -2022

Lawrence Brown, 95, of Arvada, Colorado, passed away peacefully but reluctantly at his home on March 24, surrounded by the love of family and friends.
Lawrence was born in Joes, Colorado, the only child of Webster and Addie Brown. Growing up on Colorado’s eastern plains during the Great Depression, he found joy in the simpler things in life. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying adventures from Canada to Texas with family and friends; Bob Schnee, John Miner, and Doc Burns. A benevolent businessman, he cared deeply for others and shared his time and expertise. His experiences as a youth nurtured his natural mechanical and business skills, and he grew his father’s salvage business into a successful used auto parts business.
Lawrence suffered two great losses in his life. His daughter Judy, and his first wife Jeanne, preceded him in death in 1986 and 2000, respectively. Both losses left him shattered, but he found love again when he met Meiling Killcoyne in 2003. They later married and he became a beloved stepfather and grandfather. Meiling has been a faithful partner, wife, and caregiver. Meiling and family friends, Richard and Theresa Gonzales enjoyed many adventures to national and state parks and local wildlife areas.
He is survived by Meiling Killcoyne and his stepchildren, Brian (Alicia) Killcoyne, Steven Killcoyne, and Melanie Wright; stepgrandchildren: Madison Killcoyne, Connor Killcoyne, and Odin Williams; his daughters Gloria (Joe) Boscia, and Barb Brown; grandchildren Tony Boscia, Troy Boscia, and Cody Bass; four great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Arvada on March 31 at 1 p.m. His ashes will be interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area C, on April 5 at 11:15 a.m. Memorial gifts can be made in his honor to the Colorado Wildlife Federation.