Joseph Robert "Bob" Browning Jr. |

Joseph Robert "Bob" Browning Jr.

Joseph Robert “Bob” Browning of Glenwood Springs died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at his home. He was 58.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs, with the Rev. Dave Pearson officiating.

Mr. Browning was born Aug. 19, 1945, in Gorman, Texas, to Joseph Robert and Lauris Ann (Johnson) Browning. He graduated as salutatorian of Gorman High School in 1963.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Texas in 1968.

Mr. Browning married his high school sweetheart, Mary Shell, on Sept. 5, 1964, in Gorman.

The couple lived in Menard and Winters, Texas, where he owned and operated local pharmacies. In 1981, they moved to Glenwood Springs, where Mr. Browning worked at Center Drug and Valley View Hospital.

Mr. Browning was a devoted husband, father and friend. Growing up hunting and fishing in a large family, he had a lifelong interest in the outdoors.

He was an avid and talented sportsman, playing baseball, basketball, football, handball and, most recently, golf.

As a medical professional, Mr. Browning derived great joy from helping others overcome illness, and by mentoring young colleagues.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lauris Ann Browning of Brownwood, Texas; and by grandparents Harvey and Thursie Johnson of DeLeon, Texas, and John and Ertie Browning of Gorman, Texas.

Mr. Browning is survived by his wife, Mary Browning of Glenwood Springs; by his father and dear stepmother, Joe Bob and Ruth Browning of Brownwood, Texas; by daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Doug Flentge of Glenwood Springs; by a son, Brantley Browning of Washington, D.C.; by sister and brother-in-law Kathy and Bob Rodgers of Brownwood, Texas; by a sister-in-law, Linda Delgado of LaPorte, Texas; by grandson Reed Flentge of Glenwood Springs; and by his beloved cats Goober and Peanut and canine friends Cooper and Fiona.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob Browning’s name to Mountain View Church, P.O. Box 22, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, or to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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