C. Gordon Brown

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Gordon Brown, of Corydon, Ind., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2007,at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1922, near McComb. He was the son ofClarence and Camille Price Brown. He moved to Louisville at age 14,graduated from Male High School there and was a 1948 graduate ofthe University of Kentucky. He was a private in the 8th ArmyInfantry during World War II. Until his retirement at age 81, hewas president and owner of Argus Co., beginning in 1957. He was awell-known figure in the chemical coatings industry. His treasuredpursuits were jazz, gardening and bird watching. He was married tothe former Bernadette Desalle from 1951 until 1974.

Survivors are his son, Mark Brown and wife, Hope Coolidge, ofNew York City; his daughters, Claire Brown, of Tucson, Ariz., andNatalie Ravlin and husband Terry Ravlin, of Corvallis, Ore.; hisbrothers, Douglas Brown, of Starke, Fla., and Carter Brown, ofAugusta, Ga.; and his grandchildren, Emily Coolidge, Clayton Brown,Steven Ravlin and Camille Ravlin;

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Brown is a descendant of the following through his mother: J.L.(Shug) Price and Victoria (Vic) Brown Price; Wilson Price andMargaret Hart Price; James Price and Mary Blount Price; Robert(Bob) Price and Mary Moak Price.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19,at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to theHarrison County Hospital Foundation, 245 Atwood St., Corydon, IN47112.