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Darrell Ellsworth Brown, 82, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on April 26th, 2018 with his family by his side. A visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Jackson Building) 5550 N Jackson Ave, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, April 30 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Jackson Building). Graveside to follow at Mt Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Darrell was born on June 24, 1935 to the late Lowell Brown and Jesse Mae Durkee in Tabor, Iowa. He was a devoted husband to Shelley (Crain) Brown and loving father to ten children: Daniel Brown, Carrie Ferguson, Catherine Tuskey(Kevin), Christie Brown(Luisa), Ruth Brown, Analee Brungardt, Joshua Brown(Christina), Holli Brown, Camilla Brown, Vincent Brown, and two step children, Shalimar Willour(Jerime) and Shannon Rush. He also has 15 grandchildren Jesse, Erin, Aliya, Eliece, Joel, Thomas, Sebastian, Xavier, Kylee, Grace, Ayden, Reece, Mia, Sydni, Kelsey. He has 11 great-grandchildren.
He was always excited to learn about the details and travels of his family. Darrell is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loved to study the scriptures. He was well respected in his church family who would come to him for advice or to lend a listening ear. He talked to members of all ages that knew him and he took interest in them. For many years he kept journals of facts, travels, scriptures and the people in his life.
Darrell worked in the areospace industry for over twenty five years. He will be remembered for being a part of a technology transfer in Europe and had testified in front of Congress with his work aerospace. Following his years in aerospace, he work for seven years with the Liberty School District. Darrell lived in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.
He spent 3 years in the Air Force and many years in the Army National guard. Darrell enjoyed traveling and telling stories of his adventures. He had a thirst for knowledge that kept him learning and studying new things throughout his life. His family, church community and growing list of friends will miss him greatly.