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Ruth E Brown

October 2, 1932 — October 29, 2022

Ruth E. Brown, 90, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022. She was born on October 2, 1932 in Joplin, MO, the daughter of Lester and Edith Calentine Rayl. She grew up in Joplin, MO in 1945 her family moved to Provo, Utah where they became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  


She married Ronald Brown in Manti, Utah on August 7, 1950. Ronald passed away on September 22, 2010.


Ruth was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many callings including in the Primary and Relief Society.


Ronald and Ruth owned Browns Heating and Air Conditioning. She manned the phones for the company and served the community for more than 50 years.


She loved to read about Church History. She went to garage sales and thrift stores to buy books. She made no less than 100 quilts with her sisters. Every bed had a quilt made by Ruth and her sisters. She was a beautiful seamstress and had the opportunity to sew many blue dresses for the Pioneer Pageant during the 2002 Utah Olympics. Her door was always open to anyone who needed a meal or love. She was “punny” and had a pun for everything under the sun.

Ruth is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Blaine) Tuck, Douglas Ray (Starla) Brown, Kathleen Christensen, Cheryl (Dennis) Olson, Patricia Ann (Garth) Fothergill, Dee Ronald (Linda) Brown, Rick David Brown (Jo); 23 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Ted Potter and Lonnie Lewis, and sister-in-law, Claudia Rayl. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; her parents; siblings, Doris (Clarence) Wick, Norma (Henry) Rock, Willard (Vida) Rayl, Layton (LuJean) Rayl, Ellen (James) Knighton, Jenni Lewis, Clifford Rayl, Elaine Potter.


Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Services entrusted to Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.


The family would like to thank Elevation Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to our mother.





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