The 2011 Annual Brown Reunion was another resounding success this last weekend. Always well-attended, even without the outdoor grilling this year, Colony was packed with people. The cemetery was well-groomed, if dry from this worst of droughts. The food was delicious. The auction always entertaining.
I hope to instill in my children this wonderful tradition of bringing the Brown family back to Colony once a year, where we all started with Samuel and Jane Ann Brown, and to honor our loved ones buried there.
Daniel Johnson Milligan died early Tuesday morning, October 4, 2011, just one day past his 79th birthday. He was born October 3, 1932 in Aransas Pass to Roland and Martha Parker Milligan.
Dan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Nell Dozier Milligan; son, Paul and wife Katie Milligan of Athens; daughter, Nancy Milligan of Athens, GA.; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Louise Milligan; sister-in-law, Zelda and husband James Boucher; and many nephews, nieces and friends.
Dan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955, served his country in the U.S. Army, and worked for Baroid/NL Industries for 35 years until his retirement in 1992. He was also an active member of Grace Community Church for 17 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.