Henry Jackson Brown age 94 of Cavalier, ND passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier ND. Visitation will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. masonic service at the church. Burial will be held in the Bruce Cemetery, Neche, ND.
Jackson was born March 10, 1924 to Peter and Mabel (Jenson) Brown in Neche Township near Bathgate, ND. He attended Bathgate Public School from 1st thru 12th grades. Upon graduation he attended Wahpeton School of Science taking courses in agriculture, welding and drafting. He returned to the homesteaded farm on which he grew up on- to be a third-generation farmer.
Jackson married Betty Renwick on June 12, 1951 at Bathgate and they continued farming and living in the Bathgate area until they retired to Cavalier in 1981.
Jackson served as a township supervisor for many years and served on the school board of the Neche Public School. He was active in the Masonic Lodge, Kem Temple Shrine and the Bathgate Presbyterian Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years.
Survivors include his children: Rev Harry (Laurell) Brown of Kenner LA, Beverly (Bryan) Schulke PhD, of Herndon, VA, and James (Karen) Brown of Cavalier. Grandchildren Joshua Brown, Jessica Brown Streu, Heather Schulke, Peter Schulke, and Camille Brown Samson; seven great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marlys Brown, Cavalier, ND.
Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife, sister Martha F. Gariepy, and brother Alex Brown.