Joe Albert Brown, 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at his home, with his family by his side, after a short illness. He was born in Lampasas, Texas, on August 13, 1934, to Melvin and Lucy Brown.

On January 25, 1964, he married his energetic wife, Janie M. Oujesky. They were married for 47 wonderful years, and had one daughter, Stephanie.

He attended many schools in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas, in Austin, in 1955. Joe received many accolades while attending U.T. He served two years in the Army Medical Corp. He spent many years as a camp counselor at Camp Longhorn in Burnet, Texas. He also taught and coached in the Texas School System until he received his education doctorate, from North Texas State University, in 1969. He then moved to Ashland, Ore., where he taught as a college professor in the Physical Education department, at Southern Oregon University from 1969 to 2000.

Upon retirement, he enjoyed fishing, RV'ing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He followed Texas football and was also a history buff. He was an active member and usher at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church.

He is survived by wife, Janie; daughter, Stephanie Munson (Ron); two grandchildren, Cameron and Kelli Jo; and brother, Jack, in Auburn, Ala.

A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, in Ashland, Ore., on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 12:00 p.m., with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 987 Hillview Dr., Ashland, OR 97520. Arrangements are by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore., 541-482-2816.