Brandon Shane Brown, 43, born March 11, 1973, of Bertram died in his home on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. He lived his first three years in Katy, Texas with his parents, Juell Krauter Brown and Lewis W. Brown, and his six siblings, Sharon, Carolyn, Brenda, Darlene, Sandra and Lewis. Then Shane lived with his mother in Austin, and often visited his father and stepmother Susie and siblings in Gause. Shane was an Honor Student at Matthews Elementary, Milano Junior High, and Austin High School. He was involved in many activities including football, swimming, camping, martial arts and skateboarding. Shane shared many of these activities with his close friends, who shared the fun memories at his funeral. After high school graduation, Shane moved to Gause and graduated from A&M Fireman’s School in College Station. He learned many skills at various jobs- electrical, welding, heavy machinery and auto mechanics. In 1998, he got the coveted job at ALCOA aluminum plant in Rockdale.