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Dr Brent Whiting Brown
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1941
Saint Johns
Apache County
Arizona, USA
Death: May 24, 2008
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

The White Mountain Independent,
Show Low, Arizona ~ Monday, June 2, 2008

Dr. Brent Whiting Brown died May 24, 2008, in Mesa. He was born Sept. 27, 1941, in St. Johns to Joseph Albert Brown and Elda Whiting.

He was a lifelong resident of Arizona and was one of a dying breed of Mormon ranching Democrats from Northern Arizona. He received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, a master's degree from Arizona State University and a PhD from the University of Illinois in political science.

He served under four Arizona governors in various positions. He was a vice president for university relations and a professor at ASU. He was influential in bringing pro-football and the first Super Bowl to Arizona. His most recent position was as a policy advisor for rural affairs to Gov. Janet Napolitano.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission to São Paulo, Brazil. He served in many areas of leadership and teaching positions. His pastimes included church history, genealogy, gardening, ASU sports, ranching, traveling and reading.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Nathel Burdick and brother Quinn Brown.

He is survived by his wife of almost 44 years, Marilyn Cropper; his children, Dessie (Scott) Harman, Morgan (Shawna) Brown, Daniel Brown, Angela (Bart) Smithson, Amanda (Theron) Hall and Bethany (Ryan) Hutchins; siblings Geraldine Sagers, Elma Smith, Louine Shields, Jack Brown and Philip Brown; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Gilbert Stapley Stake Center in Gilbert.

Interment was held at the St. John's Cemetery Monday, June 2.

Arrangements were handled by Bunker's Garden Chapel. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Albert Brown (1895 - 1961)
  Elda Whiting Brown (1896 - 1991)
  Geraldine Brown Sagers (1919 - 2013)*
  Elma Brown Smith (1920 - 2010)*
  Nathel Brown Burdick (1923 - 1988)*
  Jack Albert Brown (1929 - 2015)*
  Quinn Joseph Brown (1934 - 1935)*
  Philip Ray Brown (1936 - 2010)*
  Brent Whiting Brown (1941 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Cemetery
Saint Johns
Apache County
Arizona, USA
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