Ralph Eugene Brown, 77, of Springfield, Ore. passed away Feb. 9, 2022 at McKenzie Willamette Hospital surrounded by family.

Ralph was born in Vancouver, Wash., on June 22, 1944 to Delbert Kenneth and Thelma Rose Brown. They moved to Springfield, where Ralph graduated from Springfield High and went into the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany. After the military, Ralph settled in Springfield and went to work at Weyerhaeuser where he retired. Ralph loved camping, hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley with family and friends. 

Ralph is preceded in death by parents Delbert Kenneth and Thelma Rose Brown; brother Delbert Brown; several half brothers and sisters; and wife Billie (Lamoyne) Brown. 

Ralph is survived by his wife Marilee Brown; sons Timothy Brown (Stephanie) of Pilot Rock, Ore.; David Brown (Tamara) of Springfield; Brian Brown (Debbie) of Springfield; and daughter Sandy Running of Springfield; stepchildren Christine Zent, Brad Steffey, Wes Potter, Brandon Durgin (Julie), Jeremy Johnson (Katie), Erica Avery; 35 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 

The memorial service is being scheduled and will be announced for a later date.