Monte Tate Brown
The world lost a shining star with Monte Tate Brown’s passing on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015. Monte was born in New York City in 1963. He was a wonderful father and friend, a person who expressed profound kindness and compassion to all he met. He will be greatly missed by his family: His wife, Merryl, his sons Dryden and Winslow, his father Philip Tate Brown, his brother Dwyer and his wife Nancy Reynolds and their children Anson and Graham, his sister Daryl Brown Uber, her husband Bruce. Monte was predeceased by his mother, Helene Brown.
Monte has been a resident of Santa Barbara since 1992 and worked as a private equity investor. Over the years, he served on several boards including the Santa Barbara County Bowl, The First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Barbara, and the William E. Weiss Foundation where Monte served as President until his death. It was his great joy to assist his community and make a quiet difference. Monte will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his quiet, gentle, spiritual nature, his devotion to his boys and his love of music, especially the Grateful Dead.
There will be a private memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Monte T. Brown Fund at the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, 1122 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
“If we walk together, little children
We won't ever have to worry
Through this world of trouble
We've got to love one another
Let us take our fellow man by the hand
Try to help him to understand
We can all be together
For ever and ever
When we make it to the promised land”
Jerry Garcia Band
Lyrics by Charles Johnson