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Thomas Glenn Brown

June 30, 1942 — December 1, 2023

Polson

Thomas “Tex” Brown, 81 of Polson passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023, at his home. He was born June 30, 1942, in Stephenville, TX to Glenn “Doc” & Edith “Lou” Brown.

“Tommy” spent his first 12 years in Texas where he excelled in sports, friendships & helping on the family farm. In 1954 the family moved to Polson and continued their family Jewelry business, Browns’ Jewelry. “Tommy” became “Tex” after starting school in Polson as there was another Tommy Brown. The name stuck for the rest of his life. Tex excelled in his schooling & sports in Polson, started lifetime friendships which still remain intact today.

After graduating from Polson High School in 1960, Tex followed the family tradition & attended Bowman Technical School for Watchmaking in Lancaster PA. He became a Master Watchmaker and worked until just a few weeks ago – over 60 years! There are very few Master Watchmakers left to this day. He received work from people all over the country.

Tex also enlisted in the National Guard. Tex was the third generation Jeweler in the Family business and eventually took over the business for many years & now his son, David, and his wife Stephanie are the fourth generation running Browns’ Jewelry.

Tex was involved in many organizations throughout his lifetime such as, The Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Elks Club, and Masons which he served as Worshipful Master. Tex had the Honor of swearing in his son David during his tenure as Worshipful Master. He became a Shriner with the Salish Shrine Club, was a member of the Mounted Horse Patrol where they traveled for many Parades through the years. He also became a Jester.

Tex was also a volunteer Fireman for over 20 years. He was a board member for many organizations as well. The guy was so busy we can’t remember them all! He also loved Hunting and fishing and enjoyed Montana’s great outdoors.

Tex married Juanita “Babs” Nelson in Polson on July 25, 1964. They were just shy of their 60th Anniversary, which Tex tried very hard to make. They loved spending time at their family Cabin on the Swan River, it was Tex’s favorite place to be.

Tex is survived by his Daughter Shelly Sandler (Steve) of Tx & MT, and his son, David (Stephanie) of Polson, grandchildren Josh, Cody & Ridge Sandler, Cameron & Shaeley Brown, great-grandchildren Chase, Mia, & Colt Sandler with Baby Girl Sandler due in January, brother Jim (Judi) Brown of Polson.

A Celebration of Life is to be held at the Elks Lodge in Polson on Friday December 8th at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to The Shrine Children’s Hospital.

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