Memorial for Agar Brown of Carbondale is Friday |

Memorial for Agar Brown of Carbondale is Friday

A memorial has been set for Friday for longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident Agar Langell Brown, who died Aug. 3 at Valley View Hospital. He was 56 years old.

A celebration of Agar’s life will be held at 113 Indica Way in Carbondale from 5-7 p.m.

A resident of Carbondale, Agar was born in St. Charles, Ill., where he spent his childhood and adolescence. In the early 1960s, Agar was the star center of the high school basketball team. Dan Issel, of Denver Nuggets fame, who played for a neighboring high school, referred to Agar as “Shorty,” even though Agar was only an inch shorter than the future NBA star.

Agar attended the University of Denver and graduated in 1969. He was president of the Sigma Chi fraternity, chosen “Outstanding Sigma Chi” 1968-69 and was nominated for the Balfour Award, a national award given to the outstanding Sigma Chi in the United States and Canada. Agar was co-captain of the rugby team and was selected for the Eastern Rocky Mountain All Star Rugby Team in 1969. He later played for the Denver Barbarians.

Agar was project manager for Victoria Stations and helped open branches in Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Sacramento, Toledo and Vancouver. He served as general manager for Victoria Stations in Dallas and Marin County, Calif.

He moved to Aspen 27 years ago and worked as a real estate agent and as a fly-fishing guide before retiring in 1999. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, camping and fishing.

Agar was preceded in death by his parents, Margret Langell and Agar McKey Brown. He is survived by his cousins, Dennis Brown of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and Robert Brown of Dove Canyon, Calif.

Donations may be made to his Denver rugby team, The Barbarians, the St. Charles Heritage Center and History Museum, 216 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174, or to American Diabetes Association, Pikes Peak Chapter, 19 N. Tejon, #210, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

For further information contact Harry Mayer at 927-4532 or Rita Herbert at 963-3267.

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