"Together Again"

Frances Jessie Kilburn Brown, beloved grandmother, mother and sister, returned home to her Heavenly Father and her companion, Johnny, on April 18, 2000. She passed away peacefully after enduring heart, kidney, and pancreas problems.Frances was the second child born to Hyrum and Jean Reich Kilburn on October 7, 1915. Growing up in Salt Lake City, she learned to value hard work as she helped her father with his chicken business. Frances attended Hawthorne and Highland Park Elementary Schools and Irving Junior High. After graduating from West High School in 1932, she returned for an additional one-and-a half years completing several college credit courses in typing and bookkeeping.

In 1937 Frances married Clayton J. Thompson, in Salt Lake City and together they had one daughter, Shirlene, who was always dear to their hearts. Following their divorce, Frances married John K Brown on September 12, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They enjoyed their golden years together traveling to many interesting places as well as taking care of their home and orchard in Bountiful. Desiring a simpler lifestyle, Frances and Johnny sold their Bountiful home and moved to a condominium in Salt Lake City. Through the love and kindness of friends at Garden Towers and their ward, they became active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Frances and Johnny were later privileged to have their marriage solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on August 17, 1991. During her lifetime, Frances enjoyed playing the organ, candy making, traveling and sharing memorable times with her family.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny; her parents; her brother, Louis. Frances is survived by her daughter, Shirlene of Salt Lake City; three grandchildren, Sue Mark (Brian) Lunde, Cindy Mark (James) Jardine, Tye (Jeri) Olsen; seven step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Afton Stark of Coffeyville, Kansas.

The family of Frances wishes to express its deepest thanks to the Todd and Laura Huch Family for their devoted service in caring for Grandma. Together they have repaid her the service and generosity she gave others. As Grandma lived in their home this past year, she thoroughly enjoyed the love and laughter of their children, Jessica, Tanner and Tyler. The family also greatly appreciates the patience and quality care of Sandy Woodruff, the ICU Nursing Staff and Dr. Tello at Cottonwood Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 12 noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.