Published in The Goldendale Sentinel - July 30, 1964 pg 1
[Copied from original newspaper by Researcher E Rowley]

Ralph A. Brown dead; services set for July 30

"Funeral services for Ralph A. Brown, 74, early-day school teacher and former county superintendent of schools, will be held from the Knosher Funeral Home, Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. M.B. Ketcham of the Baptist church officiating.

According to reports Brown was found dead in his Goldendale home Monday evening by neighbors, who noticed he had not been around.

Brown taught various schools in Klickitat county and was elected superintendent of schools in 1943, a position he held for eight years. Upon leaving the office of superintendent he retired and continued to make his home in Goldendale.

A complete obituary will appear next week."

Published in The Goldendale Sentinel - August 6, 1964 pg 3

Ralph A. Brown

"Ralph A. Brown was born at Horseshoe Bend September 8, 1891 and passed away at his Goldendale home on Sunday night, July 26, 1964 at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 18 days.

Ralph graduated from the old Goldendale Acadamy and also from the University of Washington. He taught school in Washington for about 30 years and was County School Superintendent here for eight years before his retirement. He lived in Goldendale the balance of his life.

He was united in Marriage to Amy Sorber of Horseshoe Bend about 1916 and to this union two children were born, Byron Brown and June Brown. June died when she was but a small girl about eight years old. Mrs. Brown preceeded Ralph in death in 1952.

Talph was a very faithful member of the Baptist church, becoming a member about 1932. He was a member of the Masonic Order, and a charter member of the Louis Leidle Post of the American Legion.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing, his son, Byron of Seattle, and three grandsons, and a host of friends."