LAYTON--Verus Brown Ronnenkamp, 53, wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden of a brain tumor.
She was born December 11, 1945, in St. Anthony, Idaho, the 12th child of Joseph Vernal and Ella Mason Brown. Verus married Stephen Flint Ronnenkamp on May 19, 1967, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She spent her early childhood in Idaho and later moved to Clinton, Utah. She was educated in the Davis County Schools, graduating from Clearfield High School in 1964. She also attended Weber State College.Verus was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life. Of the numerous positions she held in the church, she served many years in the Young Women's program at both Ward and Stake levels. At the time of her death she was the Relief Society President of her Ward.
She was employed at Eimco, Salt Lake City, Hill Air Force Base, and was currently employed at E.G. King Elementary School in Layton as a secretary.
Verus was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy came from nurturing and caring for her family and in providing compassionate service to others.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 32 years, Stephen, of Layton; five daughters and one son; Lisa (Michael) Beckstead, Michelle (Brett) Scarbrough, Amy (Jason) Sorensen, Rebecca (Jason) Bone, Allison, and Brian Ronnenkamp; three granddaughters, Madison and Breanne Beckstead and Kaylee Scarbrough. Verus is also survived by three brothers and seven sisters, Jack (Emma) Brown, Orem; Joel (Ileen) Brown, Bountiful; Max (Linda) Brown, Sarasota, Florida; Beverly Farnsworth, Parker, Idaho; Ilene Coolley, Salt Lake City; Marilyn (Elmo) Seeley, Chester, Idaho; Leila (Tim) Chadwick, American Fork; Verla (Dean) Beus, Riverdale; Linelle (Doyle) Rose, Sandy; and Valerie Brown, Bluff. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Wyn, and one sister, Eleanor.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 2nd at 11 a.m. at the Kays Creek Stake Center, 2680 East Cherry Lane in Layton, with Bishop Don Erekson officiating. Friends may call at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday at the Stake Center from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton.