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Brinkley B. Brown III

Brinkley B. Brown III, 68, of Glenwood Springs, passed away Nov. 5, 2007. Brinkley was born Nov. 19, 1938, in Houston, Texas, to Brinkley Buster Brown and Elizabeth (Crawford) Brown. Brink spent much of his life on Canyon Creek, attending the Little Red School House as a child, exploring the creek and mountains, and later ranching. He was a valley resident for 57 years.He was educated at Mesa College and the University of Denver. He married Carole Nordhausen June 18, 1966, in Glenwood Springs.Brink was active in the Republican Party. He served two terms as Garfield County Republican chairman, and also served on the Colorado State Republican Executive Committee and State Central Committee.Brink was an avid reader and history buff, continuing to self-educate throughout his life. When he was younger, he held a private pilot’s license, and later in life enjoyed his computer and watching football. He also loved to ride ATVs and snowmobiles on the Flat Tops, and was always ready for a new fishing adventure from Alaska to Costa Rica.Most importantly, Brink had a kind and generous heart. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He had a wonderful sense of humor and an unforgettable smile.He is survived by his wife; son Russell Brown; daughters Shannon Muse and Dendy Heisel; brothers Buckley Brown and Stephen Brown; sisters Virginia Cain and Shannon Beavers; grandchildren Jesse Gilmer, Hunter and Trevor Brown, and Augustus and Andrew Heisel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Brinkley was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in New Castle. The family asks that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5000 Bair Ridge Road, Basalt CO 81621.


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