David Brown, 1974 ~ 2011

Our Dave was a loving son, caring brother, great friend to so many, and an accomplished world champion skydiver.

Dave spent the final weeks of his life at Skydive Moab in Utah. Dave’s loved ones had not heard from him since June 29. On Oct. 23, a hiker found remains in the mountains surrounding Moab. On Oct. 26, Moab Chief of Police Mike Navarre confirmed that the remains belong to Dave.

Special thanks to Chief Mike and his colleagues for their tending to us and Dave as a missing person. We also thank the many volunteers and friends for their contributions in the search for Dave.

Dave is beloved and survived by his mother and father, Marian Conrad and Don Brown; step-father, Michael Conrad; sister and brother-in-law, Wendi and Mark TeKamp; separated wife, Erin Brown; nephew and cousin to many. We acknowledge Stephanie Jonsson, Dave’s best friend and partner in his last year of life.

Private family funeral arrangements are in process. A celebration of Dave’s life will take place in summer 2012 at Skydive Chicago, during World Free Fly Record Attempts.

Condolences can be sent to Don, Marian, Mike, Wendi and Mark at [email protected], and to Erin at [email protected], or to www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com

Blue skies, Dave. You are so loved and your incredible zest for life will be missed.