Thomas H. Brown, 71, singer-songwriter, passed away unexpectedly on January 10, 2012, in Freeland, Washington following an extended illness. Tom was a graduate of Midland High School, Midland, TX, class of 1959. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of La Verne. Tom blended social work and counseling with his true passion-music. He began performing at an early age and soon after high school, Tom was singing, writing, and performing on stages across the U.S. His songs were published by major companies like ABC and Screen Gems. Tom retired to Whidbey Island, WA, in 2010 where he produced a CD, "Play One More Waltz", comprised of original songs, written for his long- ago leading lady in a Midland High School play; whom he met again 53 years later. A member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Nashville Songwriters Assoc. Int. (NSAI), Tom's music will live on as will the memories of his gentle, loving, and compassionate spirit. He is survived by his son, Daniel Hunter Brown of Chicago, Ill.; his sister, Cynthia Ann Brown of Port Townsend, WA; his companion and leading lady, Kay Frady Turner of Langley, WA as well as numerous family members and friends.