William "Bill" Brown

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William “Bill” Bernard Brown, a resident of New Braunfels, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2024 in New Braunfels. Born on June 26, 1940 in Bartlesville, OK, he was the son of the late Bernard Lester Brown and Lillian Clark Brown.

Bill served in the United States Navy 4yrs. He was a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff for 29 years. He loved hunting, fishing, golf and woodworking.
Bill was very outgoing and loved life! He always had a smile on his face and loved to tease people in a loving way.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was a dedicated member of assembly 1791 of The Knights of Columbus, serving a term as Grand Knight. He was a member for 61 yrs.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, by his son, Brian Brown, his first wife, Agnes Conlon Brown and stepson, Paul Anderson.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane, son Jim Brown, daughter in law Richelle Anderson, grandchildren Avery Brown, Ryan Lyke, Jacob Anderson, Robert Anderson, Amber Anderson, sister Betty Paine-Olivarez and brother-in-law Charles Olivarez and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Braunfels. Visitation 9:00am – Rosary led by Knights of Columbus 9:30 followed by Holy Mass at 10:30 . Reception to follow in church hall.


Memorial Mass: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 10:30 am

Holy Family Catholic Church
245 S. Hidalgo Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


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  1. My deepest condolences to the Brown Family. Bill was a good person. May ou Heavenly Father give him Eternal Rest And Peace in Jesus name Amen. Your brother in Christ Bobby Perez.

  2. Sending our Sincere Condolences and Heartfelt Sympathies in the loss of your Loved one, William “Bill” Brown.
    May Almighty God send comfort to his family and friends. R.I.P. Amen

  3. My brother Knight and friend, it’s always hard to express your feelings at a time like this and so hard to think you are no longer with us , I pray for Diane and family on this occasion and the Lord our God reach out to them in there time of need, Love you and will miss you

  4. Diane,
    Our prayers are with you! Bill was a very personal friend as you and Bill were wonderful neighbors. We lost track of a lot of our friends when we moved to Austin to be close to our son. We have missed you and Bill. Was a surprise to hear that Bill had passed away. He will be missed! Diane, our phone number is 830-708-6173 should you want to chat. I do not have a phone number to call you.
    May God be with you! Love, Herman and Betty Sabrsula

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