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Claire Beckstrand Brimley Obituary
"Dear Mother"
1934 ~ 2013
Beloved wife, Mother, and friend, Claire Beckstrand Brimley, 78 died on February 4th, 2013 in Murray, UT. She was in the arms of her husband and in the presence of family as she passed.
Born in Meadow, Utah December 28th, 1934, the daughter of Ireta Christiansen and John Beckstrand. Married in 1957 to Wallace G. (Jerry) Brimley. Together they brought two beautiful daughters, Jerri-Lei and Jennifer, and three boys, James Paul, John Christopher, and Mark Anthony into the world. Her children were her passion, along with, cooking new recipes, canning fresh fruit from her orchard, baking, visiting (and gossiping!) with her many, many friends going, to the beach, gardening, and most of all each spring filling her beautiful deck with pots of fresh flowers and just enjoying everything this world had to offer. Mom was a very special woman who touched many people with her generosity, passion for life and love for her family. She had a favorite quotation from E. Bombeck, "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have one bit of talent left, and could say: "I used everything you gave me." She was an inspiration to all in her battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and heart problems for many years. Never letting them get her down or giving up. She lived a full life throughout the illness and fought it to the end. We like to think she died from the battle and not the disease. Claire is survived by her loving husband, Jerry, adoring daughters Jerri Longo (Mark) Jennifer Jones (Leon) and sons James Paul (Carmen), John Christopher, and Mark Anthony (Analeisa) and many nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Special thanks to the true care and love from her many long-terms doctors and other medical personnel.
A Funeral celebration will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Glacial Park LDS Church 2675 E. Mt. Jordan Rd. Sandy, UT. Committal at the Historic Granite Cemetery, 2971 East 9800 South. Directors Neil O'Donnell & Sons.
Mom, all of our hearts are breaking, but know that you are now free and at peace. We miss you more than words can ever express. Please watch over us. Love, your adoring family.

Published in Deseret News from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2013
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