Malory (Bud) Browning, age 78, died at his Torrance home on Sunday, December 27, 2009 after a courageous 15-month battle with liver cancer. Born January 8, 1931 in Ranger, Texas, Bud joined the military in 1945 and served in both the Navy then the Army in post-World War II Japan and Germany. Following his military service, Bud launched a 35-year computer specialist career at Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo, California, and worked there until his retirement in 1989. Bud was a devoted father and was very active in is children's sports, art and various other endeavors. He enjoyed fishing, camping, pool, bowling, playing cards and throwing back a few with his lodge brothers and sisters at the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Elks lodges, the VFW, the American Legion and the Lyons Club. Bud was known for his quiet yet friendly demeanor, his generosity and helpfulness. It was impossible not to like him. He is survived by his wife Genevieve, son Phillip Browning, son Paul Browning and daughter Pam Browning, as well as his son-in-law Eddie Kuntz, sister Joy Lemieux, grandchildren Amanda, Malory and Mathew, great-grandchildren Morgan and Jake, and many nieces and nephews. Bud is preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Browning, father Henry, mother Jessie and siblings Terry, Marcille and Herman. A public viewing (closed casket) will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 3 at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, Ca. 90503. Following the viewing, further celebration of Bud's life will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge at 128 S. Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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  1. My dear Browning family: Bud’s passing is such a huge loss. He was so sweet and kind. I will always remember him sitting at his desk at his office in his house on the computer. He always welcomed me in his home, let me eat, sleep and play and just simply hang out at his house. I felt like one of his own. I will truely miss him and I know he will be missed by a lot of people. I know he is with Dottie now and they are looking down upon us all watching over us and that is very comforting. My love to you Bud always and forever and my love to Phillip, Paul and Pam and Jenny and to all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Love, Janette Weisberg

  2. Dad, This is a very difficult time for me, Paul, and most importantly Pam. Please send some healing angles to help HER through THIS. PLEASE HELP HER TO HEAL and let her grow. I am glad she was THE ONE who WAS there to catch you, and let you go with dignity. THANKS PAM (Kiddo)!! or better stated – *DAD’s PUMPKIN* **DAD** Thank you for everything you have given us all these years. The first 45 years of my life were great, THANKS to you, and of course MOM, who has NOW beeen gone 10 years. Thanks Mama Jenny for keeping him here for us for another 10 years after our MOM died, and many blessings to you. *** Thanks Janette, your statement hits the nail right on the head, and he would appreciate your words of who he is. DAD YOU ARE JUST AWESOME!! THIS WORLD NEEDS MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU. I haven’t always been the best son, but I am very thankful you and MOM CHOSE ME and have given me a wonderful life. I will go forward and try to “keep my nose clean,” as you put it, for the rest of my days here on earth THANKS…We all MISS YOU…Your Gentle, Honest,and Loving SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON,,,,,,,,YOU ROCK!!! PROSPER IN THE LIGHT….THANK YOU FOR YOUR STRENGTH,,YOUR WISDOM,,, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOUR LOVE PHILLIP….

  3. Dad, You were my heart, my soul, my strength. It is because of you that I am who I am today. I am proud to be your daughter and honored that I could make your passing more peaceful. I will never forget watching tv with you with my head next to yours all morning before you went home. I am honored to be the one to hold you in my arms as you went home. I owe you so much more and I wish I had more time to give you more. In my dreams I will see you soar above the sky…in my heart there’ll be a place for you for all my life. In my heart you’ve always been my light, my strength and I want to thank you now for all the ways you were right there for me. For always. I’ll keep a part of you with me and everywhere I am there you’ll be (Faith Hill)

  4. Bud, I will always remember the words that you told me “Just take care of my daughter”. I will do that till the day the lord comes to take her home to see you and Dottie. Your memories will forever be in our hearts and we will see each other again. I am forever proud to be a member of the Browning family. I will never forget you and I love you. Your son-in law Ed Kuntz Lawndale Ca

  5. To my Papa, Though you were my grandfather, you were more my dad than anything. From the moment I was born, I had you there along with Mom and Nana. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you. I wouldn’t be as opinionated or as strong willed had it not been for you. You didn’t say it much, but I knew that you loved me along with everyone else. You will be forever in my heart and I will make sure that Morgan and Jacob will know the greatest man who ever walked this earth. I’m glad that I got to be there for you almost every day until you went to be with Nana. I’m thankful to God and to you and Ginny for letting me in to help. I will miss you every single day, but it is a comfort that you aren’t suffering anymore. I love you and tell Nana that I love her too!!! Watch over us all Love always, Mandy

  6. Hey Bud! Your going to be missed so much. It’s been a Great 19 1/2 years knowing you. I promised you that i would take care of Phillip and i plan on keeping that promise. You’ve been an awesome part of our lives, may your memories live on forever. You were a man of few words, but you had a way of letting people know what you were saying. I will miss you dearly. Thanks for everthing!! I love you Bud!! May god bless you and look over you.Love Paul

  7. Buddy will always be my big brother and will always be young, for I never saw him much when he got older. We loved each other and went through a lot of tough times as children. All who knew him are correct; he was a very kind,quiet, gentle and loving person with a depth of character admired by all. I wish we could have spent more time together, but I will keep Buddy in my heart. Love to all his children and grandchildren.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. My Dad passed away on Dec. 29th so I know how you must be feeling. I won’t be able to make the service tomorrow – my Dad’s is the same day. Just know he is in a better place with your Mom now as mine is too.

  9. Dear Phil, I didn’t know your Dad, but I am sorry for your loss. I’m sure he must have been great, because you turned out wonderful and are a great friend. I’m sorry that I can not be there for you. Keep your chin up guy.

  10. It has been awhile since I saw BUDDY But we stayed in touch over the E-MAIL. He & Dottie used to work on the BROWNING FAMILY TREE & I was always glad to help with INFO If I could. WE will miss BUDDY & will remember him always….. MY BEST TO HIS FAMILY, THAT I never knew.. First CUZ…..Nancy Ann

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