David D. Brown of Tehachapi passed away July 15, 2017. He was born May 10, 1950, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the late David and Helena (Assu) Brown.
David was retired from the Army as a Sergeant First Class and had earned the following awards: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Medal and Drill Sergeant Badge.
He was currently teaching at Quartz Hill High School, and he was co-class advisor for the Support Our Troops Club and was class advisor for the AVHS ‘06 class. David was a life member of the Quartz Hill VFW Post 3000 and was an Honor Guard member. He was active in Masonic Lodge 313 of Tehachapi and a member of the High 12 Club. David believed in community service and volunteered for many community activities.
David loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, but also enjoyed mentoring other young people. He is survived by his wife, Lynette L. Brown; his three children, Dennis D. Brown, Darla D. Cortes, and Devery D. Brown; grandchildren, Diego and Nakoa Cortes, and Megan Brown; and siblings, Darrel D. Brown and Dennis D. Brown.
Memorial services were held on July 20, 2017, at Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi, and graveside services were held at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the David D. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1382, Tehachapi, CA 93581, or Quartz Hill High School, 6040 W. Ave. L, Lancaster, Ca., 93536.
Arrangements were made with the assistance of Wood Family Funeral Service. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.net.