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DEATH: LEANOR JESPERSON BROWN

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Leanor Jesperson Brown, 74, died November 8, 1992 at her home in Orem of cancer.

She was born December 30, 1917 in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of James Andrew and Flora Mae Williams Jesperson. She married Harold Brown June 14, 1940 in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple.She was assigned by the mission president to help with the care and comfort of President George Albert Smith who was in the Mexican Mission receiving back a large number of members lead away and kept out of the church for ten years. She was the youngest "mission mother" (mission president's wife) in the church, this was in Argentina from 1949 to 1952. Then as wife of the president of the first Spanish speaking stake in the church from 1962-1970. Again in Mexico City, she was with her husband as he served as Regional Representative 1971-1981. During twelve years of these last two assignments, Leanor was a member of the General Board of Relief Society. Her last close association with the brethern and some of their wives was as the first matron of the Mexico City Temple from 1983 to 1988. Interspersed into these foreign assignments were two callings as Stake Relief Society president and many times Spiritual Living teacher in the Relief Society.

She is survived by her loving husband, Harold, a son, David and Sherry Brown, of Spanish Fork; 17 grandchildren; preceded in death by a son, James Christopher. Also a brother and sisters, James Avril of Orem; Lavive Jeffery of Provo; Wilma Sadleir of San Diego; Vera Walker of Orem; and Glena Wright of San Diego.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Sharon Stake Center and Sharon 5th Ward, 545 So. 800 East, Orem. Friends may call at the stake center Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 noon until services. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery under direction of the Fausett Mortuary.

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