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Obituary for Roland Brown

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Roland Brown

January 14, 1924 - January 21, 2012

Roland Walter Daniels BrownRoland Brown passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon in Idaho Falls, Idaho of natural causes at the home of his daughter surrounded by family and loved ones. Roland was born January 14, 1924 to Almon Dell and Eva Geddes Brown in their home in Farr West, Utah. Roland was a graduate of Weber High and attended Weber College completing and graduating from the University of Utah. He married the love of his life Florence Laverna Crowther on November 19, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple.Roland worked for Ogden City Schools, General Mills, later retiring from Hill Air Force Base where he had worked for many years. Roland enjoyed camping, hunting in his early years, playing cards with friends and family, playing ping pong and golf. Most of all he loved to help others. He was always very thoughtful and generous beyond measure. He is survived by; Karen (Kenneth) Higginbothm, Alan (Colleen) Brown, Lynn Brown (Sandy Sutherland), Connie Atkinson/Opperman, 18 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.Roland was preceded in death by his loving wife Florence, 4 brothers, 1 sister, 2 sons-in-law and 1 great-grandchild. A viewing will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. Funeral Services will be held the following day Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the LDS chapel on 3755 Porter Avenue in Ogden. Friends and family may visit with the family one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will follow at Ogden City Cemetery. Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Saturday, January 28, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

LDS Chapel


3755 Porter Ave , , Ogden, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

LDS Chapel


3755 Porter Ave , , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Roland Brown

Born: January 14, 1924
Died: January 21, 2012

Condolences for Roland Brown

Jackie posted on 2/1/12

Dear Karen, Alan, Lynn and ConnieI just heard about your father's death via someone who came into the Temple today, so I'm am sorry to have missed the viewing and service, please forgive me.I'm sure it was a relief for him and a joyous reunion with your mother and his family.Please know that my thoughts are with you at this time, but let good things come through the memories and love you share to strengthen you as a family.Love, Jackie


Clyde and Marty Dillon posted on 1/30/12

Dear Alan, Lynn, Karen, and Connie, We are so sorry to have missed your Dad's funeral. You are all in our hearts at this time. It's amazing to us that he passed away one year to the date of Fay. Just think, if heaven has cards, what a reunion that will be. ha ha But even if they don't have cards, What a reunion for the BBD's!! We love you all. So many memories to even write about but know that he was the next best thing to our own father's! We loved and admired both your mom and dad.Love to all of you,Clyde and Marty Dillon


Karla Crowther Pardini posted on 1/29/12

Dear Karen, Alan, Lynn and Connie,So sorry to hear about Uncle Rollie. He was such a good guy. Dad sends his love and regrets for not being able to come. We actually didn't know when the funeral was until late last night. Then none of could rearrange plans. Sorry we didn't at least get to the viewing. We send our love and best to your family. Love,Karla (Curt and Jim)


Carol Randall Misik posted on 1/28/12

Karen, Alan, Lynn, Connie Your dad was more to me and my family than just a neighbor he was a friend.He had the biggesr heart and would do anything to help. After mom's passing Roland helped me through my grieving and so much with dad in his decline with alzheimers. I will never be able to thank him enough.He was a genuine caring person. I kmow in my heart he is with your mom and they are having the grandest of all reunions, and who knows maybe they will run into my mom and dad maybe say hi. My heartfelt sympathy from my family to yours.


J acquita Watson Christensen posted on 1/28/12

Mother, Helena Brown Watson, last daughter of Jethro Brown, predeceased her cousin Roland by seven months. I have often heard the early stories of the Browns in Farr West. Please accept condolences from our family. These are the last of the dedicated pioneers of our heritage.


Billie Jean Sanders Merrill posted on 1/28/12

Dear Roland Brown Family,Roland was my supervisor back in the earlly 80's at supervisor in my career. Roland had such a big, soft, generous heart. I was going through a divorce and made the comment to him that I didn't know where I was going to get the next $10 (yes $10) to purchase gasoline for my automobile in which he offered (I didn't accept) to loan me the $10. I have never forgotten his kind offer of help at such a dismal time in my life. One time I was without a vehicle for a week and since I didn't live too far from Roland, he was kind enough to give me a ride to work. There were a couple of times in which I played pranks on a couple of my co-workers (I was in my early 30's and a bit fiesty in those days) in which Roland made a statement to me "you are going to get me fired". We worked hard but also had some laughs along the way. Roland was a good man with a compassionate heart who truly cared about people...he will be missed by all. My sincere condolences for your loss!Sincerely,Billie Jean


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Kay Blechert Remington posted on 1/27/12

Brother Brown was the kindest, most soft-spoken and christ-like man I've had the privilege of knowing. He always had a smile on his face and you knew he loved you and was happy to see you. He did truly love his wife, Florence of whom was a sweetheart and wonderful woman. What a great loss to this world with his passing. But I'm envious because he is going to a world that is filled with much love, kindness and forgiveness. They both deserve that and are going to be missed greatly.


Kay Blechert Remington posted on 1/27/12

Brother Brown was the kindest, most soft-spoken and christ-like man I've had the privilege of knowing. He always had a smile on his face and you knew he loved you and was happy to see you. He did truly love his wife, Florence of whom was a sweetheart and wonderful woman. What a great loss to this world with his passing. But I'm envious because he is going to a world that is filled with much love, kindness and forgiveness. They both deserve that and are going to be missed greatly.


jerrod nyland posted on 1/27/12

I remember all the good times as a child of him and grandpa yelling at us kids to quite playing in the pine trees or messing up the yard. Lol but he was a wonderful man !!!!!!! I always remember a smile on his face every time i seen him. Ill miss him but he'll always be in our heart. Love you Roland ........see you again some day :-)


Larry Lemmon posted on 1/26/12

Mrs. Brown; Your husband was always good to me, I started my career in accounting Roland was my boss, he treated me very well and he loved to share his wisdom. I started in 1984, my family of 5 children, and I was one day lamenting about being poor. to this day, I recall what Roland said to me, quote: "Life is so backwards, when the kids lived at home I had no money, now I have money and kids no kids at home, and the darn IRS wants my money now". It is so strange now, I actually as I said think of that a lot, as my life as moved forward, I am now the Roland, my kids as of last Sept 2011, the last one gone...and yes, the IRS, wants my money!!! Mrs Brown your husband, he is a great man, may God Bless and Comfort you.Larry Lemmon,


Carol Brooks posted on 1/26/12

Karen, Alan, Lynn, and Connie,So sorry to hear of dear sweet Roland passing. Your mom and dad meant so much to Gary and I. We started our life together with those two and have loved them ever since. We remember all the crazy card parties upstairs and the yummy goodies that they shared with us daily. Most of all we felt so loved by them. We never went without a hug everyday. They were truely amazing people and I am sure Roland hasn't quit hugging Florence!! Love you guys! Carol and Gary Brooks


Gary and Shirley Cook posted on 1/26/12

Brown Family,We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Grandpa Brown. He was such a grand guy. I will always remember how loving, fun, loving, patient and giving he was with all around him. We felt we were adopted into the Brown Family when we were around him. We want you to know our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. With much sympathy, Gary and Shirley Cook


Reid and Nell posted on 1/26/12

Dear FamilyI just finish reading Uncle Roland Obituary and shed some tears as I reminisced about our lives with him and Aunt Florence--What a great Uncle and friend he was. We are very grateful that we were able to have a nice visit a few days with him before going into the MTC. When we left that day, we knew it would be the last time to see him in this life. We rejoice to know that he is now with Aunt Florence and that they are laughing and having a great reunion.I am very grateful for the wonderful family that has been such an important part of my life. We will be there with you Saturday in Spirit. Please give our love and regards to all. We love our mission.Love, Reid and Nell


Heather & Russell & Family posted on 1/25/12

Grandpa-It's such a happy/sad time! The selfish part of me misses you dearly! I started missing you when you left to Idaho! I missed our lunch dates, our Costco trips, your phone calls just to check on me, your carrot cakes/cinnamon rolls and I missed picking you up to go to our family parties. I know for so long you have missed Grandma and have wanted to be with her. So, I am happy that you are with her again! I am happy that you're out of pain. Emmalee said "Grandpa is probably running around Heaven and doesn't even have to has his Oxygen on". I know that we will be together again someday too! I love you so much! Thanks for being an example to me and my family. I know you've had a long healthy life, but the selfish me wants to end using your favorite words to us after every single visit.. "Do you have to go so soon?" We love you Gramps! Love,Heather (Russell, Emmi, Jack, Jon & Jer)


Bruce Unck & Family posted on 1/25/12

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Roland was a great neighbor and friend, who I know will be missed by many.Bruce Unck & Barbara Unck


Trent Atkinson posted on 1/25/12

I will always cherish the time spent and the memories that were made with Gramps. He loved to watch sports and would call me to see if I was going to come over and watch the Jazz games with him. I'm gald I had the opportunity to spent time with him the last few months of his life. Gramps with truly be missed by all. He taught us so many valuable things that we will be able to use and to remember him by throughout our lives. Love ya Grandpa :)


LYNN BROWN posted on 1/25/12

We all know Dad was a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to all. Pops was always willing to help anyone either with his handyman ability that he had or financially. Pops would give a person the last dime he had but he would not spend that last dime on him. Pops loved his children, grand children and great grand children and loved to see them. Many of you know that Dad (Pops) had me call him almost everyday by 9:00 a.m. to make sure he was up and had not passed away. I would then verified he had taken his medicine, ate his breakfast and then get his schedule for the day, week, etc.. I have been doing that pretty much ever since Mom passed. There is not a day goes by since his passing that at 9:00 I do not stop and think I need to call Pops. However, there is not need to call Pops any more but I will still talk to him daily. Pops said the prettiest lights at Christmas time were the tail lights of the kids and greandkids car as they pulled away. We all know he really did not feel that way. Pops we want you to know that as you pulled away from us on the day you passed we did not like seeing your tail lights leaving us but we know you were happy, mom was happy, and you were out of pain so in a sense they were the most beautiful lights as we knew and know you were happy now. I LOVE YOU POPS AND MISS YOU MORE THAN THERE ARE STARS IN THE HEAVENS. 123


Connie opperman posted on 1/25/12

We were so blessed to have you in our lives. These last few months with you in Idaho will be cherished forever. You were a great example to all who knew you. We will miss you dearly, but know you are not hurting or in pain anymore. Love you!


Crystal Alvord posted on 1/25/12

I will always remember the time we spent together at our weekly lunch dates. You will be very dearly missed! Kabe won't know what to do without going to lunch with Grandpa at Burger King. The world won't be the same without you in it. We love you Grandpa and we will miss you tons! I will miss you calling us just to check in on me and the kids.


Candice Preston posted on 1/24/12

Nothing will ever compare to the time we spent together Gramps!!!! I am grateful to have had you in my life and for all the many things you've taught me! You will be missed!!!!