March 5, 1958 - August 22, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Tom Lowry Brown died August 22, 2012 following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held at All Souls Episcopal Chapel, Oklahoma City on December 17 at 1pm. He was born March 5, 1958 to Dr. C. Alton and Elizabeth Brown. After graduating from Putnam City High School in 1976, Tom went to University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He transferred to Northwestern University and graduated with a degree in English. Tom spent time in the retail and restaurant industries for many years. He moved to Dallas and eventually went into real estate and mortgage banking. Most recently Tom worked in the health field where he was known as a patient advocate and for his compassion and helpfulness. Tom loved travel, literature, politics and people. He was passionate in his views. He was a delight to all who met him and brought joy to any gathering. Many will miss his comedic presence and distinctive laugh. He was genuine, witty, innovative and a champion to all who were oppressed. His parents Dr. C. Alton and Liz Brown preceded him in death. He leaves behind his sister Lezlie Brown, Oklahoma City, sister, Amy Williams and husband Ron, nephew Brady Williams all of Norman, OK, and nephew, Kyle Jones, wife Amanda and great niece, Annamarie all of Paris, France. Tom was very proud of the work his family was doing in rural Uganda. Memorials may be sent to BARHD to continue that work: P.O. Box 702008, Tulsa, OK 74170.

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 13, 2012