Layne Grayson Brown
September 16, 1934 to October 28, 2022
Layne Grayson Brown passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2022, in his bed at home in Palisade, Colorado. He was 88 years old.
Layne was born in Hornick, Iowa, on September 16, 1934, to Earl F. Brown and Iila Brown. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Layne joined the Navy and trained as an air traffic controller. He married his high school sweetheart, Marian L. Teague in Council Bluffs on January 14, 1954. Layne and Marian moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey, where they lived until his discharge in 1958. They had four boys, Layne Jr. (Skip) and Kevin were born while they were in New Jersey. Blake and Dirk were born in Denver, CO. Layne worked in Denver as an Air Traffic Controller for the F.A.A. In 1968, Layne and Marian moved to Palisade, CO where he lived until his death. After his retirement from the F.A.A., he turned the homestead into the Cowpoke Peach Ranch. Layne and Marian loved Palisade and the Grand Valley and never wanted to live anywhere else.
Layne is survived by his sister, Caroline, his wife, Marian, and his four sons, Skip (Betty), Kevin (Debbie), Blake (Kathy), Dirk (Lesley). He had ten grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. The world won’t be the same without Layne in it. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. If he touched your life, you were changed forever. He will be missed forever and a day.
In Layne’s own words, “My life was shaped by all the love and caring I received from birth to death and it was huge!”
A celebration of life will be held at the Palisade Community Center on Nov. 26th, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Please come and share some memories with family and friends!