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Obituary: Mary Ethel Carlston Brown

11/1/08 ~ 3/24/03

Mary Ethel Carlston Brown, age 94, passed away peacefully March 24, 2003 in Salt Lake City of causes incident to a stroke suffered the previous year.

Born November 1, 1908 in Fairview, Utah, to James Albert and Etta May Hamilton Carlston. Ethel was the eldest of six children. She attended Woodstock Elementary, Granite High, and Salt Lake Business College. She married Archie Lee Brown, M.D., on September 25, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. He died September 19, 1953. She later married Ora D. Brown, who died August 20, 1968. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother Max A. Carlston; and sisters Etta Pearl Carlston, Irma C. Cundick, and Rubye F. Lynch.

Ethel served in numerous callings as a lifelong active member of the LDS Church. She was an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple for several years with her eternal husband, Arch, and also worked alongside him as his nurse and office assistant until his death. From February 1954 until her stroke in March 2002 she worked as a stenographer for I. Sander, Inc., fostering many lasting friendships. Ethel's thoughtfulness and generosity will always be remembered. Her life was one of selfless service. She kept her mind and body active pursuing her many interests and projects. She had a keen sense of humor and entertained her family with stories of her childhood, travels, and life experiences. Her optimism, strength, and dedication will be a lasting legacy to her loved ones.

Survivors include daughter Maryetta B. Tsukamoto, son David Lee (Betty) Brown, and sister Faun C. Tavoian, all of Salt Lake City; step-daughters Irene (Hal) Ingram of Highland, UT; Beverly (Alva) Greene of Provo, UT; and Arlene B. Hoffschneider of Pacifica, CA; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at the Monument Park 7th Ward Chapel, 1794 S. Texas St., Salt Lake City, on Friday, March 28 at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends may call at 10:30 a.m. that day for a viewing prior to the services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers, Ethel desired donations to be made to Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, UT 84158.

The family expresses appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Highland Care Center for their kind and loving care during the last year. Funeral Directors - Russon Brothers, Salt Lake City.

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