Services: Have been held.
Mr. Joseph William “Jake” Brown, 74, of Jal, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Cogar, Okla., to Myrtie and John Brown.
He was a 1947 graduate of Floyd High School. He married Coralie Nell Mullins on Feb. 5, 1953, in Roswell. He coached and taught math and history in Floyd, Farmington, Belen, LaJoya and Melrose and was a houseparent for New Mexico Boys Ranch. In 1971 he moved to Jal, where he coached the girls’ basketball and track programs and taught until his retirement in 1986.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Oleta Pace.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Alvin Brown (and wife, Lou Ann) of Durango, Colo., Scott Brown (and wife, Roxy) of Andrews, Texas, and Greg Brown of Hobbs; two grandchildren, Tyler and Spencer Brown of Andrews, Texas; two brothers, Elton Brown (and wife, Lavon) and Dale Brown (and wife, Myrna), all of Portales; and three sisters, Mary Etta Greenlees (and husband, Bill) and Norma Morgan (and husband, Chuck), all of San Diego, and Gayle Greene of Albuquerque.
The Rev. Terrill Mitchell will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dora.
Pallbearers will be Mike Morgan, Billy Greenlees, Mack and Wendell Brown, Rick, Roger and Ron Jackson and Mike and Nelson Ackerman.
A memorial service will also be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Jal High School Auditorium. The Rev. Floyd Haddock will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carolyn Awbrey Scholarship Fund, care of Wells Fargo Bank in Jal.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.