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Gay Business Leader, Larry Brown, Passes

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Larry Myron Brown

October 27, 1946 to June 20, 2015

On June 20th, 2015 Larry Myron Brown passed away peacefully in his sleep. Larry spent his life surrounded by friends and family, traveling the globe and making incredible memories. Larry served in the Navy. He was also a loud and proud voice in the LGBT community. He  was well known for operating one of the most popular gay bars in Spokane, Dempseys Brass Rail.

He was an active volunteer with the Friends of SAN and held the Mr. Gay Spokane #24 title from 2008-2009 as well as Emperor #34 from 2009-2010. He also owned and operated Johnstone Supply with his father, Willis, and ex-wife and friend, Toni LaChapelle.

To honor Larry’s wishes and his love of throwing parties there will be a Hawaiian-themed Celebration of Life at the Davenport in the Marie Antoinette ballroom on Saturday, June 27th from 4:00-7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Spokane AIDS Network.

**Due to Hoopfest, parking will be limited around the Davenport. A shuttle will be provided from Johnstone Supply at 1212 E Front St. The shuttle to the Davenport will be available from 3:00-4:30 pm and will be returning people from 7:00-8:00 pm.**

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