|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1939|
|Death: ||Jul. 1, 2010|
Our beloved father, husband, and grandfather, Frank Robert Brown, passed away peacefully at his home on July 1, 2010 from complications of cancer.
Frank was born December 23, 1939 to Frank William and Edith Jones Brown in American Fork. It was there he worked on the family farm, attended high school, and met the love of his life, Sharon (Wing) Brown. They were married in 1960 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.
Frank graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. After graduation, Frank moved his young family to Kennewick, Washington where he worked for Washington Public Power. Later returning to Utah in 1968, where he worked for The Solar Salt Company.
He then joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Utah in 1973, where he had a distinguished career of over 20 years. He held several positions including manager, director, assistant Vice President and, at the time of his retirement, Vice President of Government Relations. He was widely known and respected for his industry knowledge, work ethic, and integrity.
In addition to his vocation, he spent much of his time serving others within his church and community. Whether it was coaching young men on a baseball field, serving as a Bishop or Temple worker or on the Davis County Schools Foundation Board, Frank was found giving of his time, talents and love to others.
Perhaps one of the most fulfilling services rendered was his time serving a mission with his wonderful wife in Arcadia California. Frank and Sharon were loved by the missionaries with whom they served. Frank was a man of character who put his family above all else. He enjoyed taking family vacations, especially to Southern California or boating where countless memories and traditions were established.
Frank was an exceptional athlete and could often be found on the golf course with family and friends. He also loved baseball where he played competitively at the collegiate and semi pro level and later retired to the "old mans" game of softball. He touched those he came in contact with a warm smile, a twinkle in his eye and a quick wit. Frank is loved by many and has left a legacy and example for us to follow. Many will miss him but we know he has gone to a better place to continue the Lords work and to be with many loved ones that have passed on before him.
Frank is survived by his wife of fifty years, Sharon, and his children: Lisa (Greg) Cowley, Kim (Darrel) Welling, Aimee (David) Higley, all of Bountiful, and Matt (Mandy) Brown of Saratoga Springs. He is survived by fifteen beautiful grandchildren with one on the way. He is also survived by his siblings Elaine (Morris) Smith, and Janae Mattingly. Preceded in death by his parents Frank and Edith Brown.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in the Mueller Park Stake Center, 1891 South 1200 East, Bountiful. A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, and Wednesday from 9:3010:45 a.m. at the Church prior to the services.
Interment-Bountiful Memorial Park.
Published in the Deseret News on July 4, 2010.
Sharon LaVonne Wing Brown (1942 - 2010)*
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
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