Agar Langell Brown
Agar Langell Brown of Carbondale died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. He was 56.
He was born Feb. 3, 1947, in St. Charles, Ill., to Margret Langell and Agar McKey Brown.
He was the star center of his high school basketball team. Dan Issel, a former coach of the Denver Nuggets, played for a neighboring high school and called Brown “Shorty,” although Mr. Brown was just one inch shorter than Issel. He graduated in 1965.
Mr. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver in 1969, where he was president of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
He was a co-captain of the DU rugby team and selected for the Eastern Rocky Mountain All Star Rugby Team in 1969. He later played for the Denver Barbarians.
Mr. Brown worked as a project manager and helped open Victoria Stations in Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Sacramento, Toledo and Vancouver. He served as general manager for the restaurant chain in Dallas and Marin County, Calif.
Mr. Brown moved to Aspen in 1976, and worked as a real estate agent and fly fishing guide before retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed skiing, hiking, camping and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Brown is survived by cousins Dennis Brown and family of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and Robert Brown and family of Dove Canyon, Calif.; and by many friends.
A memorial service will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, at 113 Indica Way in Carbondale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Denver Barbarians, to the St. Charles Heritage Center and History Museum, 215 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174, or to the American Diabetes Association.
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