Jack Carl Brown Sr., 85, of American Falls, ID, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Jack was born April 2, 1931, in Idaho Falls, ID, to Robert Carl and Ruth (Warren) Brown.
His father died when he was six years old and his mother died when he was 21. Upon the death of his parents, Jack accepted full responsibility for the care of his younger brother, Joe. On Feb. 28, 1959, Jack married Patricia Elaine Pickett in American Falls.
In 1953, Jack opened the first tire store ever operated in American Falls. He also designed and built the first tire service truck utilized in Southern Idaho. He owned and ran Jack’s Tire & Glass for 40 plus years. Jack spent his retirement years acquiring and managing several mobile home parks.
Jack loved to hunt and fish. He was an excellent shot and spent many evenings on the Snake River fishing below the dam. As middle age encroached, Jack exhibited great courage taking up water and snow skiing alongside his six children and wife, Patricia. In addition, he enjoyed motor-biking with his son, Jim.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Elaine Brown. He is survived by his six children: son, Jack, Jr. and Alyce Brown of American Falls; daughter, Jeanne Brown of Bozeman, MT; daughter, Joyce and Sam Rosen of Sandy, OR; daughter, Julie and Mike Kelly of Bozeman, MT; son, Jim Brown of Hagerman, ID; and daughter, Janice and Jeff Uhlmeyer of Olympia, WA. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Jacqueline (Brown) and Sid Vardaros; Jennifer (Brown) and Stanford Park; Joelle (Brown) and Kyle Smith; James, Jordan, Jack, and Chloe Rosen; Elaine, Eric, Sean, and Ryan Kelly; Emily, Anne, Abby, and Rosemarie Uhlmeyer; and his brother, Joseph Henry Brown, of American Falls, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Heritage Hospice and Dr. LaVonne Mills, and to Phyllis and Mike Neu for their loving care and support.
Funeral services were held at the American Falls Community Church on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. A reception immediately followed. Viewing was at 9 a.m. at the church.
He will be laid to rest next to his wife in Falls View Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
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