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Mungo Brown


Mungo Brown, 89, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 23, 2016, at the Sage View Care Center, where he had been a resident for six days.

A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Brown died following a sudden illness. 

He was born on Sept. 13, 1926, in Scotland, the son of John and Elizabeth Brown. 

Brown attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1945 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. 

He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and was honorably discharged. 

Brown was employed at Rock Springs Police Department as a police officer for many years.

He simultaneously was employed at the Vase Ambulance Service and the Vase Funeral Home as an ambulance driver as well as a funeral director.

He was employed with the Vase Funeral Home Inc.  for more than 55 years and he retired in December of 2011. 

His interest was any kind of sports. He was an avid Rock Springs Tigers Fan and Wyoming Cowboy Fan and could quote all of the statistics on players from the 1940s to the present.

He knew many of the owners of ball clubs and their coaches. He enjoyed taking rides down on Highway 430, south of Rock Springs. 

He also enjoyed spending time with family and his many nieces and nephews.

Survivors include two nieces, Beth Ice and Patsy Rossetti and husband Bill, all of Rock Springs; great nephews Brian T. Phillips and wife Billie Jean of Aurora, Colo., and Kyle Rossetti of Rock Springs; three great nieces, Lindsey Nettik and husband Nathan, Kayci Arnoldi and husband Danny and Kori Rossetti and companion Gary Slaugh, all of Rock Springs; great-great nephews Garrick Phillips of Aurora, Colo., Raif Nettik, of Rock Springs, Dane Arnoldi and Gavin Arnoldi both of Rock Springs; great-great nieces Charlssey Jean Larson of Westminster, Colo., Molly Nettik and Ava Nettik of Rock Springs; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Molly Pryich and husband Mike "Brink" Pryich and Margaret McTee and husband Melvin; great-nephew Treavor Scott Phillips and nephew-in-law Gayle Ice.

Cremation will take place and memorial services will be announced at a later date. 


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