|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 1995|
Afton's parents were:
MARION WOLF BROWN
RHODA ETHEL BEATTIE
The oldest in a family of (2), Afton was raised with her brother Raymond or (Ray). She grew up on a farm in Idaho, called the Dry Farm. There she learned how to farm the ground and work at a young age.
Later in life Afton took on a career in the grocery business. First working in the small town in Dragerton, Utah in a little store; and later becoming the store manager at "Imperial Market" located on the corner of 700 South and 300 East in Salt Lake City, UT. She managed the store for just over 24 years. (According to family accounts, she had at least (3) robbery encounters that almost took her life. She was robbed at knife point, and a store customer was shot dead when another robbery happened). She knew someone upstairs was always looking out for her.
Afton raised a family of (7) children alone, after her husband died in the late 1940's. She had strong religious beliefs teaching her family the "Golden Rule" and "Knowing the Lords Will". Sacrifice and striving was very common as she raised her family. Prayer was practiced within her household as she worked and prepared her children to be better peace makers and hard workers.
According to family accounts, Afton admired/ loved (3) things in particular. She enjoyed driving a car/ driving a tractor/ and flying in airplanes. She always wanted to purchase a RV and go on road trips with her mother. Wanting to explore the American frontier and enjoy the time with her mother, whom she loved and admired very much.
Afton entered a career in raising chickens in 1944-1963 in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. She moved to the area on April 04, 1944. Living in a home which was built in 1903. It was one of two homes in the Cottonwood Heights area at this time of 1944. A disease called "Newcastle" was killing off her chicken farm... that was until Afton mixed cayenne pepper in with the feed, which soon went into effect and killed the disease. She said the Lord directed her on what to do and sure enough it worked. In 1963 a brush fire swept the hillside burning all the chicken coops she was managing. Even though everything was burned to the ground, Afton was very proud of all her accomplishments in raising chickens.
It was in Afton's character that show love and affection when you came in contact with her. She always made you feel welcome and appreciated. Afton had a "strong will" to follow the Lord and be a faithful servant. No one could disagree how faithful Afton was. Everyone loved her.
Afton was known by many, she will be greatly missed.
Lionel Peter Brown (1944 - 2013)*
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: Cindy Brown
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68182857
Sis.Afton, I will always remember you for your love and kindness.|
Added: May. 28, 2011