[Obituary for Brownell, Robert T.]
Rapid City Journal 12/2/2015
It was back to Arizona where he would have another back surgery and of course a few more unique encounters. He was hired as a general laborer by the Phoenix Greenhouse, a wholesale plant business serving four states and Mexico, and within three months was promoted to general manager. He always did have a green thumb and enjoyed telling the story of how he would assist Stevie Nicks in picking out plants and flowers for her mother.
And, we still have the backgammon board on which he played a few games with Omar Sharif, while at a neighborhood gathering. "Omar always won," he said.