Kenneth Brown, a respected judge in the 13th Judicial District for 20 years, died in early November. He was 67.
Brown grew up in Bernalillo and graduated from the UNM School of Law in 1968. He served as an assistant district attorney and was in private practice in Bernalillo for nine years before being elected to the 13th Judicial District bench in 1984.
Among his achievements was the creation of Grade Court, a special program that was credited with keeping young people in school and low recidivism. He retired from the bench in 2004.