Allen Gray Browne ’51 on April 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born in Los Angeles on September 25, 1928, to Dr. Francis E. Browne, famously known as the surgeon to the stars, and Margaret Gray Browne of the Gray banking and farming family from Grayville, Ill. Browne was educated at Hotchkiss Preparatory School in Connecticut and Santa Clara University. He did graduate work at UCLA Medical School. Browne had a varied career, including investments and stocks, oil drilling, land development, hands-on custom house building and farming. After active duty in the U.S. Army, he served in undercover military intelligence for years. He served since 1991 as a director of the Gray estate family businesses, Gray Farms Inc., Locust Street Company, Inc. and Gray Partnerships, all based in Southwestern Indiana. His leadership, integrity and wisdom were greatly valued. His lifelong passion for music led him to donate the organ for The Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer in Las Vegas. His family helped found Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., where he gave the organ for their new college chapel last year. He was an active trustee of the Nevada Symphony in Las Vegas, single-handedly producing its concert in March 1996. Browne was also an enthusiastic amateur violinist. An avid sailor and skier, he traveled the world as a big-game hunter. His trophies are in several schools and museums, including the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Kay Miller Browne; his brother Dr. Lawrence W. Browne of Newport Beach; five children: Frank Browne, Julia Browne, Margaret Browne Day (Jeff), Alice Browne and  Bill Browne and their mother, Shirley Ingman Browne, all of Orange County, CA; and two stepchildren: Elizabeth Stephenson Norheim (Rob) of Seattle and Lloyd Stephenson, of Chico, CA. His grandchildren include Joshua Browne, Megane Browne, Riley and Tatum Browne, Aubrie, Kelsey and Jessica Day and Rosemary Norheim. He was a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus.

08 Nov 2018