Kenneth D. Brown, 84, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on May 20, 1996.
He was born on May 19, 1912 in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho to Joseph L. and Mary Toone Brown. He grew up in Grantsville and graduated from high school and seminary in 1931. He married Edith Lindberg on September 1, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked on the family farm and ranch in Grantsville and Skull Valley as a young man and also as a Gandy Dancer for the Western Pacific Railroad. His life's work was at Tooele Army depot as a mechanic and inspector where he retired after 30 years of service.He served a mission for the LDS Church to the Western States Mission from 1936 through 1938 and served in various church callings. His life was filled with work and service. He always worked hard. He enjoyed working in his yard and vegetable garden. He loved fishing and became a master fisherman. He was a very loving, gentle, giving man.
He is survived by his wife, Edith, Tooele; seven children, Wanda (Stephen) Marsh, Yorba Linda, Calif.; Arnel (Sue Carlson) Brown, Spring, Texas; Ronald Brown, Las Vegas, Nevada; Virginia (Dick) Hall, Tooele; Ruth Ann (Loyal) Baker, Fruit Heights; Joseph Brown, Salt Lake City; and Esther (Roylon) Mortenson, Westcliffe, Colorado; special niece, Barbara Key, Salt Lake City; 33 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Vern (LaRue) Brown, Grantsville; sisters, Pearl Peterson, El Centro, Calif.; Sibyl Mortenson, Renton, Washington; and Gayle (Jack) Buckwalter, Littleton, Colorado; in-laws, Elsie C. Brown, Berkeley, Calif.; Marveen Brown, Alhambra, Calif.; and Wade Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. Also surviving are three Indian daughters, Dolly Harrison, Salt Lake City; Winona Benally, Kayente, Ariz.; and Diane Herrera Torres, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jay and Gerald, two sisters, Amy Lott and Betty Smith and a grandson, Daniel K. Marsh.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 1996 at 1 p.m. at the Tooele Seventh Ward Church (141 West 200 North, Tooele, Utah). Viewing is Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Tate Mortuary (110 South Main, Tooele, Utah) and one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
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