William Andrew Brown
November 30, 1942 – May 22, 2020
Bill was born in Bloomington, Illinois.
After graduation, Bill joined the United States Marine Corps where he was honorably discharged after 6-years. He married and had 2 children, Mark and Nikki Brown of Winter Park, CO. In his early years, he was a stone mason and was the youngest foreman in the area. His passion was to own a ski lodge. So, on a ski vacation in Colorado, he purchased one in Hideaway Park (The Woodspur), then the Winter Haven. He ran the resort until the late 80’s. He had found his passion in the hotel hospitality industry. He was also a ski instructor, fireman, sat on the board of Winter Park Resort Association and went back to school and received his Judicial license. After leaving Winter Park, he relocated to Red River, NM. where he remarried and became a general manager to a hotel and a guest ranch for hunting elk. Still needing adventure, he accepted a job for Nexcom/DOD as a regional specialist and the opportunities allowed many new adventures and travels around the world. Deciding to semi retire and move to Texas, he still needed more and became a general manager for Paradise Lodge at Mnt. Rainier, and then again at Lake Yellowstone Lodge. His next adventure brought him to Weslaco, Texas where he passed peacefully at home with family and friends.
Services will be held in his hometown in the fall.