OKLAHOMA CITY - Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, released the following statement regarding the passing of her father, Donald Max Brown, on Thursday. Mr. Brown, who resided in Perry, Oklahoma, worked as the County Administrator for the Noble County Department of Human Services from 1979 to 2004, but worked throughout Tillman, Greer, and Noble Counties. Prior to working for DHS, he was a house parent at the Tipton Children’s Home from 1974-1979. He served as an Elder of the Perry Church of Christ until his health declined in 2018. Brown was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
“My father dedicated his life in service to children, the poor, those with mental health needs, and his church. As someone who received treatment and care for bi-polar and depression, he selflessly committed his time to support groups and helped lead a bi-polar depression group in Stillwater. He was a true public servant, who touched many lives. He will be greatly missed, not only by our family and friends, but the many people and families he helped over the years.
“I’m profoundly grateful for the team of medical professionals and caregivers who cared for my father over the last two years—the medical team in Perry, Norman Regional Hospital Health System, Rivermont, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Autumn Leaves, Featherstone Assisted Living Center, the Veterans Hospital and the VA South Clinic in Midwest City.”
Funeral services will be at the Perry Church of Christ, time and date pending.
For more information, contact: Sen. Boren: (405) 521-5553 or Mary.Boren@oksenate.gov