Kern Eugene Brewer

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved dad, Kern Eugene Brewer.  He passed away in Laughlin, Nevada on March 10th, 2024 at the age of 87.

It was unknown to the family that he had passed until May 19.  He dealt with mild dementia in his later years and the people surrounding him kept things covered in secrecy.  This didn’t change the love we had for him.  His life was full of mindfulness, friendships, love and hard work.  He was incredibly funny, smart, talented and active.  

My dad was born in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee in 1936.  He had 9 siblings and lived on a working farm until his teenage years when he moved to Michigan.  My dad was a car genius to say the least and landed a job at the Ford Motor company when he was 18.  There, he would create and test drive new models for Ford.  He met and married my beautiful mom in July of 1962.  Our family moved to California in 1974 where we all remained until he moved to Nevada in recent years.  Dad worked for Firestone and eventually GCR Trucking in Fontana.  He retired and moved to Kernville.  We always thought that was a perfect fit!

We called him Pop & my daughters called him Pappy.  I know he remembered and loved all of us until the end regardless of what is said.  My dad was one of a kind.  He was incredibly wise and had a story for all things.  He loved the mountains, hiking, exploring and all things in nature.  People can try to erase the memory of my mother and my existence but we will always carry the bond of family.  That bond and our love will never be broken.

Kern is survived by his daughter Libby Salley and son in law Rob Salley of Chino, California.  He is also survived by his two beautiful granddaughters Lauryn and Megyn.  We will miss him more than we can ever say.  His life will be remembered and cherished.  My mom and dad will live on through us and no one can take that away.

There were no services held for my dad and his ashes are being withheld from our family.  We hold no ill will.  We only pray he is finally at peace with my mom and the Lord.