James Kenneth Brown "Jim", also fondly known as "JK", passed away at his home on November 13, 2013.
He was born to David Amasa Brown and Venice Kofford Brown in Winter Quarters, Utah on July 24, 1922. At a young age Jim moved with his family to Butlerville where he grew up and graduated from Jordan High School. He continued his education at the University of Utah and University of Colorado graduating with a degree in engineering.
Jim married his sweetheart Mary George, "the prettiest girl in the world", on July 3, 1945. Her love filled his life for 67 years and he struggled to handle his heartache when she passed away in 2012.
Jim served his country in the US Naval Reserve and retired as a Commander after 22 years of service. With his education in engineering he went to work at U.S. Steel Corporation Geneva Works. He was a long time member and served on the board of directors of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE). Jim was also active in the BPO Elks of America.
He loved boating and waterskiing with his family and friends. There were also many of road trips in the camper. After he retired he "found" golf and spent lots of hours chasing that little white ball.
Jim is survived by his daughter Linda (Duane) Rowe, grandsons Bryan and Kevin (Mirjana) Rowe and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his parents Dave and Venice, brothers Joe and Dick, sister Eleanor and many good friends.
We want to express our heartfelt thanks to Marie and Anne with Encompass Hospice for their loving support and care of Jim. We would also like to extend our grateful appreciation to Margaret and Homewatch Caregivers whose professional care enabled him to continue living in his home as he wished.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East, Orem. A visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Funeral Home, 495 South State Street, Orem. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2013