David Ian Brown

December 17, 1982


December 3, 2020

David Ian Brown

December 17, 1982


December 3, 2020

“Unable are the loved to die,

For love is immortality.”

 Emily Dickinson

On Friday, Dec. 3, 2020, David Ian Brown, loving husband, father, son and brother, passed away at the age of 37.

David was born on Dec. 17, 1982, in Billings, to Marcy and Kenneth Brown. He graduated in 2002 from Skyview High School. After high school, David worked in a variety of jobs in distribution and sales. 

On Aug. 12, 2006, he married his wife, Christy Blackford, and they subsequently had two children, Malia (2010) and Idris (2016). David loved and treasured his children, embracing every moment he had with them.

David was a beautiful soul who loved his family passionately and deeply. He loved spending time with family, talking about fast cars, listening to rock music, engaging in deep conversation and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. He gave the best hugs.  He put a smile on everyone’s face by cracking a good joke, telling comical stories and making hysterical impressions. David was known for his hard work ethic and his kind, compassionate, and loving spirit.

David was preceded in death by his uncles Roger Howell and Ronnie Brown; cousin Timothy Schmalz; and his “emotional rock” and amazing friend, Thomas “Cam” Miller. He is survived by his wife, Christy; his children, Malia and Idris; his sisters, Autumn, Meredith and Adriana; his parents, Marcy and Kenny; along with several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, with close family and friends. A memorial service will be held mid-summer 2021 to celebrate David’s life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the David Brown Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank location. 

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16 thoughts on “David Ian Brown”

  1. Dear Kenny, Marcy, and girls,
    It is heartbreaking to hear of David’s passing. May you find some comfort and peace in your memories. Hugs from the Schmechel’s

  2. Lorri Fosjord Raidiger

    It is heartbreaking to hear of the passing of a young man who is the son of a high school classmate. We may have only spoken a couple of times during the past many years, but please know I am thinking of you and sending you loving thoughts. I am so sorry.

  3. Dear Kenny, Marcy, and family,
    My deepest condolences on your loss. Although I only knew David as a small child and playmate to my kids, I know you are proud of the wonderful
    man he became and that he will be missed by all who knew him.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with him the last month at Sam’s club in carts and was just starting to get to know him. He was a great man and hard worker. He will be missed by us all.

  5. Dan and Sharon O’Donnell

    Ken, Marcy and family: our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our prayers. God Bless all of you. Hugs to all 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  6. Dear Kenny, Marcy, Autumn, Merideth, Christy, Mailia and Idris, Words seem so inadequate. Our hearts are hurting for and with you all. May God hold you in His tender care as you mourn. We love you! Dale and Kris

  7. Kathleen M Christianson

    Sorry for your loss David was a wonderful young man Think of him every time it snows he Shoveled our sidewalks on frost street.Hug & Prayers from the neighbours on frost street

  8. Kassi (Stabio) Fleury

    Sending all our love to David’s family and friends. I grew up with the Brown’s playing softball with Meredith & Autumn, so David was always in town rooting for his sisters. He will be very missed by so many, that bright smile and laugh. Love to all of you during this time and the days and years to come.

  9. Marcy, Kenny, Autumn, Meredith and all of David’s family,
    Today I am thinking about your beloved David. He always brought a smile to my face when we would cross paths at Eagle Cliffs. Although I wasn’t his teacher, his sweet smile and his quiet strength were a bright spot for me.

    And he loved recess as much as I did!

    My prayers are with you all.
    Amy Strecker

  10. I have been with you since I heard the news and I am especially with you today. I am so unbelievably sad for your loss. I did not know your son, but I know your grief. I am here for you…anytime day or night. My arms reach out to hug all of you now!

    Sarah’s mom

  11. Marcy,Kenny and family
    I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your son David. May the lord and the memories of David comfort you as you mourn.

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