Edward William Brown

Edward William Brown passed through the gates of heaven May 7, 2022 at the age of 57. Edward made his footprint here with his seven children Virginia, Edward Brown Jr., Benicia, Ned, Ruthie, Jerome and Chuy Brown. Edward was a beloved single father, and grandfather to 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was also a loving son to Virginia and Richard Brown, and brother to Richard Brown Jr., Kathy Brown and David Brown.

Edward was born Aug. 5, 1964 in Globe, Arizona to Virginia and Richard Brown. He was the third child out of his oldest brother Richard, his sister Kathy and his little brother David. Edward grew up living on Oak Street in Globe, moving into his childhood home when he was six months old. Edward went to school at East Globe with his baby brother David, and his big brother Richard would pick them up from school. Edward then stopped going to school in 8th grade so he could take care of his father.

Edward began working at the age of 13 at Globe Unified School District. He dedicated over 35 years to the district, where he maintained the Globe schools and took care of the maintenance, the fields and even built a garden for Copper Rim Elementary School. Edward worked through rain, snow and hot dry weather. What he loved the most was watching the football games and talking with people who ran the field.

Edward had his first child, Virginia, at the age of 13; Edward Jr. two years later; Benicia 10 years later; Ned seven years later; Ruthie three years later; Jerome 3 1/2 years later; and Chuy, his last child, a year and a half later. Edward will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving father, son, uncle, cousin and friend.


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