Brian Michael Born
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: May 30, 1945
  • Date of passing: May 1, 2016
Remember to enjoy your loved ones and look up to the sky and mountains - if you don't look up, you'll miss the eagles.

Brian Michael Born, a long time resident of the Skagit Valley, passed away in Sedro Wooley on Sunday, May 1st, 2016. He was born in Seattle on May 30th, 1945 to William Born and Emily Erwin. He grew up in Alderwood Manor, but later moved to West Seattle, graduating from WSHS with the class of 1963. In the late 1970s, he went in on a piece of land in Rockport, WA with a group of like-minded folks where he built a cabin from lumber milled from trees on the property. He had many different jobs, including postal service worker, taxi cab driver, bus driver and class aide for Concrete Schools, and spent 18 years working various positions for Seattle City Light including one at the hydroelectric dam, as the Diablo groundskeeper, and finally as a Water Quality Specialist.

In 1982, Brian became father to his daughter, Meredith Josephine Salget. He was the proudest father you'd ever meet. He lived in the cabin he built in the woods for 27 years, later moving to Sedro Woolley. He enjoyed hiking and communing with nature. He loved the solitude and peace he found in the forest and visiting the Skagit River. He took pleasure in researching the genealogy of his descendants and bringing the family together for potlucks and birthdays. He is survived by his only daughter (Meredith), his sisters Phyllis Knowles, Bonnie Born Ash, and Patricia Born, his brothers Joel Erwin and Doug Erwin and various nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents.

We will celebrate his life with a potluck on his birthday, Monday, May 30th, 2016 (Memorial Day) at 2pm at Riverfront Park in Sedro Woolley, where Brian organized past family get togethers.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Vicki Johnson on 1st June 2016

"Brian was a kind and living man. May he find peace after life. and may we always smile when we think of him."

This tribute was added by BJ Miller on 12th May 2016

"Dear friend -
My heart aches knowing the world is minus your sharp wit and smiling face.  I was truly blessed that you were my friend.  We are all so lucky to have had you for so long.  Rest in peace my dear friend.  You are missed more than words can say."

This tribute was added by Beverly Richmond on 12th May 2016

"Brian was such a warm friendly person. He is and was always a genuine person. He was such a joy to work with all those years at City Light. May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Vicki Johnson on 11th May 2016

"Brian was a honorable man who always gave his best. Peace, comfort are my wishes for him. and harmony on the next plane"

This tribute was added by Paul Irish on 11th May 2016

"I am feeling such sadness at Uncle Brian's passing. And, at the same time, experiencing fond memories... Feeling his beautiful smile and presence, hearing his deep laughter. Such a wonderful sense of humor, keen mind, with a  Loving and kind Presence. He was always happy to see me, and  I am so Deeply Grateful to carry these memories and feelings in my Heart. Blessed journeys Uncle Brian, you left your Loving life prints in many Hearts."

This tribute was added by Meredith Salget on 10th May 2016

"Love you, Dad"

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