Ralph Ray Brown 1924 ~ 2010 Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away from complications with pneumonia in the early afternoon hours of October 28, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret, his daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Robert Trujillo, and his son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Deanna Brown and their respective families, and his brother, Thomas Brown. He will be best remembered for his love of family, his cultivation of long and meaningful friendships, and his passionate love of music and gardening. Ralph was born on June 2, 1924, the third child of six, to Harold King and Emma Featherstone Brown, in Carfork, Bingham Canyon, Utah. As the family prospered, they later moved to Copperton, where in his junior year at Bingham High School he was given the Allstate Player award in baseball. It was also here that he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Mannion. He went on to study agriculture and animal husbandry at Utah State University, and music at the McCune Music Conservatory in Salt lake City. He served his country in World War II as an aircraft mechanic on the Naval carrier the U.S.S. Randolph, and was called back to service in 1950 where he worked once again as a mechanic on military drones in San Diego, California. He returned to Utah to a 39 year career at Kennecott Copper Corporation, working his way up from the track gang to the responsibilities of a Security Supervisor. His was a life well lived. He found pleasure in hunting and fishing, and trained many fine bird dogs. The hours he spent gardening produced an abundance of fruits and vegetables that found their way to many tables. His beautiful singing voice, shared with friends and family, was inspirational. His kind and caring heart and his wonderful sense of humor touched many lives. He loved deeply and laughed loudly. He will be missed by all that knew him. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at 12 noon at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, where friends may visit one hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the Brown family requests a donation to 'Doctors Without Borders', or a charity of your choice.
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Published in Deseret News from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2010