Elden A. Brown WORCESTER — Elden A. Brown, 93, of Worcester, passed away on July 30, 2019, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Elden was born in Montpelier on Sept. 10, 1925, the son of Ruth J. (Brown) and Lynn I. Brown. Elden attended grade school in Worcester and Montpelier High School. Elden was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army serving in Germany. He ran the family farm for many years and for years, repaired radios, televisions and other electronic devices, holding a Master Radio and Television Technician license. He worked as a custodian at National Life Insurance Co. and for 25 years, was a much-loved custodian at Montpelier High School. He was a 78-year member of the North Branch Grange in Worcester and held many offices from subordinate Grange Master to State Grange Deputy State Master. Elden loved music and could play guitar, harmonica, organ, piano, accordion and keyboard. He entertained the Woodridge residents and staff as often as he could by wheeling his wheelchair over to the grand piano and playing music from memory. He accompanied the harpist and the other musicians who entertained at the nursing home. On the morning of his death, he had played his harmonica for the staff. He married Helen (Persons) in 1947 and they had six children. They enjoyed 70 years together. Helen predeceased him in 2016. He is survived by two daughters Shirley Brown, of Boulder, Colorado, and Melissa Brown Bessett and partner Bob Watson, of East Montpelier; three sons Malcolm Brown and wife Jeanne, of Milton, and Boulder, Colorado, Alan Brown and wife Candace, of Wilder, and Keith Brown and wife Amy, of Worcester; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The brothers and sisters want to acknowledge the fine staff at Woodridge Nursing Home for Dad’s care and for encouraging and allowing him time to pursue his musical interests. We are thankful for Mary Mullally’s special care she gave her grandfather and especially trips to Worcester for Wednesday’s lunch. He always enjoyed the lunch and seeing that group. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Worcester United Methodist Church. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the Worcester Cemetery after the church service. A celebration of Elden’s life will follow at the town hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elden’s memory to Worcester United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 125, Worcester, VT 05682. Online condolences may be sent to www.guareandsons.com.

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A nice man who led a good life. Rest in peace.

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