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Richard Brown

September 16, 1935 — June 27, 2023


Richard Lee (Dick) Brown, 87, went to be with his Lord June 27,2023. He resided at his home in Newcastle, Wyoming at the time of his death. He was born on September 16, 1935 in Torrington, Wyoming. He was the oldest child of Cecil and Inez (Coons) Brown and was the last living child. Dick met his loving wife in Newcastle and was married on February 15, 1974. They were married 49 years and had fun hunting, fishing, camping, and bowling together. Dick attended and graduated Newcastle High School in 1953. While in school, he was a member of the 4-H Club and showed his steer. Dick entered the U.S. Navy in 1954-1958 where he received his schooling in refrigeration. While he served on the USS Black in the Navy he traveled to Japan, Virgin Islands, Ecuador, Hawaii and Cambodia. He was in the Reserves from 1958-1962. After returning home he was a member of the Newcastle Fire Department for 18 years and held the office of Secretary/Treasurer. He was also a member of the Newcastle Fire Department Drill Team, winning 4 titles in a row. Also, a member of the Osage Fire Department for 5 years. Dick was a member of the American Legion and was Vice Commander for several years and Past Vice Commander up until his death. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce of Newcastle, daughter Shona Little of Newcastle, and daughter Colleen and Shay Nielsen of Teton Valley, ID, grandchildren; Jeffrey and Crystal Brown of Hood River, OR, Angela Woldt of Little Rock, AR, Gregory Brown of Newcastle, Ceara and Robbie Daniels of Newcastle, Natasha and Alex Peirce of Idaho Falls, ID, Amanda and AJ Domingues of Idaho Falls, ID, 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, brother, and two sisters.  

Services will be held at Gateway Fellowship Church in Newcastle, Wyoming with Pastor John Anderson Saturday July 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will be July 17, 2023 at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota at 10:00 a.m. Legion Riders will be escorting them. Anyone interested should meet at Gateway Fellowship Church at 7:30 a.m. The family invites everyone to join them in a luncheon after the service. Memorials may be sent to Gateway Fellowship Church, Newcastle Fire Department, American Legion and Auxiliary.

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railway Ave., Newcastle, WY, 82701 or expressions of sympathy may also be made online at

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Monday, July 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Black Hills National Cemetery

20901 Pleasant Valley Dr, Sturgis, SD 57785

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