Judd Logan Browne
Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather. Judd was born June 8, 1940, in Portland, Oregon to parents Walter Paul & Irma Lorraine Browne. He enjoyed life to its fullest with his dear wife , Patricia, to whom he was joyfully married for the last 31 years. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Nov. 30, 2017 in Bend, OR.
Judd grew up in Molalla, OR and graduated from Molalla High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather John Eller “Johnnie” Howitt, sister Judy Stipp and mother-in-law Phyllis Purdon. Judd studied Education at the University of Oregon, where he also played football for the team from 1957-1959.
He paused his education in order to serve in the United States Army from 1960-1962, where he served with ‘Honorable & Faithful Service’ for the 101st Airborne division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was decorated with a Medal of Good Conduct, Parachute Badge, and Expert Rifl e Badge.
He then continued his studies at Oregon College of Education, in Monmouth, OR where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees of Education. He received his Masters of Education Administration from the University of Oregon and was awarded a State certificate of outstanding educator of the year. He taught school for 2 years before becoming one of the youngest principals in Oregon. He lived and worked in Florence, OR for the next 40 years, including service as the Principal at Siuslaw Junior High & Middle School from 1971-1989 and Principal at Rhododendron Elementary school from 1989-1999.
Judd was part of the founding efforts of the Florence chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization and believed all children deserve a chance for success, happiness and a caring adult in their lives. He cared deeply for the students and children he served over the years, and the people he worked with.
He enjoyed living on the Oregon coast hunting in the forests for big game, ducks and pheasants. Lake sports and all kinds of fishing were hobbies he loved to share and do with family and friends. He and Pat enjoyed cooking together and would oft en drop by the fishing docks to pick up fresh tuna, salmon and sea bass.
Patricia Ann is his soulmate, and eternal love of his life. They retired together to Bend, OR where they loved hiking the trails along the Deschutes river and local lakes and streams. They travelled to destinations near and far, created many lasting memories with family & dear friends. Judd’s incredible sense of humor and kind, warm personality will be deeply missed by his wife Pat Browne, Bend, OR; daughters Annette (Tom) Bruce, Pebble Beach, CA and Jessica (Jim) Farnsworth, Spanish Fork, UT, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and his innumerable friends.
A celebration of life will be planned and carried out in Bend at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to:
Partners in Care Hospice-2075
NE Wyatt Ct, Bend, OR 97701
Big Brothers, Big Sisters-
2125 NE Daggett LN, Bend, OR 97701