Reno E. Brown
July 31, 1916 ~ May 7, 2014
Reno was a true cowboy. A true cowboy is a honorable man with all the virtues that every one respects and admires. He's a man of his word and when he shakes your hand and looks you in the eye you know things will be right. He was a hard worker and enjoyed his chores and the people he worked with. Many a night would find him nursing an animal back to health, even if was all night. Reno never met a stranger nor did he have an enemy, except during the war, where he proudly served in the United States Army. He had a gift of gab and everyone loved his stories of the good old days and current times. Reno was loved by all.
Born July 31 1916 in Atwood Ks to Harry Allen Brown and Laura Isabol (McCain) Brown he passed May 7 2014. Reno had five siblings all deceased, three brothers Earl ,Wayne, Bernard, two sisters Jessie, and Gertrude (Harold) Fleckenstein. Reno grew up in the Atwood area helping the family farm and ranch. In those days most of their transportation was by horse and farming (plowing, etc.) by mule or horse. He broke many horses to ride and teams to work. As a young boy,late one evening while working with his dad plowing, Reno fell asleep on one of the horses and stayed there until the field was done. As Reno matured he traveled some, working in Texas where he then hitchhiked to Colorado to
meet up with his brother, Earl in Montrose. On the way, he got detained in Cortez as the mountain passes were closed to weather. While in Cortez he picked up another ranching job and stayed a few years making his trip to Montrose a long one. After arriving in Montrose he was introduced to Henry Case and he went to work for him on the ranch. Reno met and fell in love with Edna May Talbert and they were married March 15 1944. Reno went to work on the Harry McClure ranch and he and Edna made their home in Pleasant Valley, just west of Ridgway Co. While there they were blessed with a daughter Sharon. Reno retired in 1984 (after 39 years
with McClure) and moved to Montrose on Spring Creek Mesa with Edna May.
Edna May passed November 28 1989. Reno stayed on Spring Creek gardening and raising hay. Time passed and Reno went to a dance where he met Frances Conrad. They were married April 9, 1992. They traveled and got to meet new family all over. Unfortunately Frances passed away after a long illness on June 15, 2006.
Reno is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Glenn Wiebe. Two grandchildren Jesse (Jennifer)and Amber, three great grandchildren, Anabeth, Lena, and Della Wiebe, all of Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Step daughters, Georgia Mills and Dale Cracraft of Montrose. Jackie (Larry) Homan of Iowa. Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
At Reno’s request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned.
Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colorado
Reno E. Brown