Martin “Steve” Stevenson Brown

July 3, 1952 - March 28, 2023
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Martin Stevenson Brown was born July 3, 1952 in Carthage MO to his mother and father, Lovetra and Edmund Brown. He was raised on a big working farm outside of Avilla MO filled with cattle and crops. He graduated from Carthage HS in 1970 and was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis MD. In 1974, he graduated from
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Joan Cologna left a message on April 5, 2023:
So very sorry to learn about the passing of your dear Steve. The obituary was written beautifully. It shared much of his full life. Thankful Steve and Becky found each other. You have been in our thoughts. Sincerely, Joan & Jim Cologna
Heather Rankin left a message on April 5, 2023:
Steve was such a sweet, wonderful soul who will be so missed. He loved discussing his latest audiobook and any kind of military history. One of my favorite memories is walking into his room at Elfindale to see how he was doing....only to find Tank (yes, the dog) stretched out, comfy as can be, in Steve's bed. He was the kind of man who would sacrifice his bed for the dog. Hugs to you Becky as you navigate this difficult time.
David Schmitt left a message on April 4, 2023:
I met Steve in '97 at O'Sullivan Furniture and introduced him to the Brotherhood of Bikers MC. He was a good engineer, friend, and brother. I will miss him.
Nancy Colbaugh left a message on April 4, 2023:
A life well-lived.
Kathleen Burleton (Trentacosta) left a message on April 3, 2023:
I am sadden to hear about Steve's passing. I really loved this sweet man. He and i worked together at Great River Eng. and he was one of my favorite engineers. I remember a Box Culvert project he and i worked on, this was a first for both of us. Well one day the contractor called and asked if we could provide elevations for the box culvert, Steve laughed and said i didn't even realized we did not do this. So i'm not sure how but i'm sure whatever he said to the contractor was pleasant and they built it. We took a trip to see the finished product and Steve told all the workers how great of a job they had done, with so little information. Like i said, very sweet, loving, kind man. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you Becky.
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Jon Larson left a message on April 3, 2023:
Steve was the first Engineer I met after being hired at Great River Engineering. Right after I was hired, we had some cold beers together at the Contractor's Pig Roast and became friends before we realized we now work together. I missed having Steve around the office. It is sad news indeed to hear of Steve's passing.
Eula Richardson left a message on April 1, 2023:
It was an honor and a blessing to get to know and care for Steve. Becky and Steve became family. He will be so missed at The Manor at Elfindale.
Roy and Marie Leonard left a message on March 31, 2023:
Becky and family: Our deepest condolences. Steve was a great company mate at USNA known for his down to earth, friendly manner. He had a wonderfully vibrant career and lived life to the fullest. Fair winds and following seas to a true gentleman and esteemed classmate!
Bob Culler left a message on March 31, 2023:
Our deepest sympathies to Becky and the family on the loss of our most honorable and very distinguished 1974 Naval Academy classmate Steve. We Kansas City USNA Alumni remember Steve on several occasions in past years at Army-Navy football watch parties in Kansas City, especially our classmates Eric Carlson, Jeff Kranz, and Kyle Martin. Steve stood out as a guy with a remarkable intellect but at the same time possessing the hometown friendliness of rural Southern Missouri. Steve will never be forgotten for his friendship and selfless military service to the nation in a most high technology area, nuclear power, that was and is still vitally needed in our nation. Our deepest condolences Becky and to the family. Bob Culler ‘74 (& Debra) President Greater KC Metro Chapter, USNA Alumni Association
Thomas & Deborah Ainsworth left a message on March 31, 2023:
Becky & Family, Steve was a company mate for our 4 years at USNA. He was a wonderful classmate. We are sorry for your loss. We pray that your memories of him will continue to be a blessing for all of you. With deepest sympathy, Roy and Debbie Ainsworth
Angie Gries left a message on March 30, 2023:
Steve you will be greatly missed. Becky my heart and prayers go out to you in this time... may you find comfort in your memories and knowing he in a place with no suffering.
Karol Marino left a message on March 30, 2023:
Many miles apart but you were always in my heart Steve. I'll sure miss you even though we didn't get to see each other often. Love you cousin.
Ginger Robertson left a message on March 30, 2023:
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