|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 2011|
Salt Lake County
Charlotte Virginia Cramer Brown, 97, full of years and beloved of many, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 12, 2011 at The Wentworth at East Millcreek. She left us after a long and gracious life. Her family, friends, and caretakers have all remarked on her sweetness. We treasure our many memories of her. She resided at 4856 South 1690 East in Holladay, Utah at the time of her death.
She was born December 18, 1913 in Boise, Idaho to Leo DeGress Cramer and Sarah Adelia Walker Cramer. When she was three, the family moved to Salt Lake City, which she considered "home" for the rest of her life.
She married Richard Lyman Brown on January 27, 1938. She and Richard were both graduates of the University of Utah and had known each other since childhood.
Richard and Charlotte were married while the country was still in the Great Depression and moved immediately to Illinois, where he worked as a department store manager.
World War II and later the Korean War intervened, and Charlotte was a military wife during those years while her husband was assigned to several different bases in the United States and finally Japan. They retired to Salt Lake City after living many years in the Midwest including Moline and Flossmoor, Illinois.
She was a loving wife and homemaker and loving mother to two sons and grandmother to six grandchildren and great-grandmother to ten. She was a member of the Republican Party.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband and two sisters, Louise and Loma Cramer. She is survived by two sons, Richard T. Brown (Judy) of, Manassas, Virginia, and Leo D. Brown (Marilyn) of La Jolla, California; four grandsons, John Brown, Berkeley, California, Leo Brown (Kristi), Anchorage, Alaska, Benjamin Brown (Liz), Ridgefield, Connecticut, Richard Brown, New York City; two granddaughters, Sarah Henrikson, (Jason), Naperville, Illinois, and Marie Brown, La Jolla, California; and ten great-grandchildren.
Her sweet spirit and noble traits, including a love of family and friends, home and travel, learning and music, gardening and nature, live on in her descendants.
Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday, January 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Drive. A visitation will be on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. prior to the services.
Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Her devoted husband Richard titled his autobiography, "Life and Travels with Charlotte." After forty-six years of married life together and twenty-four years since her husband's passing, Richard and Charlotte are traveling together again.
Published in the Deseret News on January 16, 2011.
Leo DeGress Cramer (1870 - 1934)
Sarah Adelia Walker Cramer (1878 - 1947)
Richard Lyman Brown (____ - 1984)
Louise Cramer (1906 - 1999)*
Charlotte Virginia Cramer Brown (1913 - 2011)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64256601