Earl C. Brown, age 92, of Sandy, UT, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022 from complications related to age.
Earl was born on April 14, 1930 to Benjamin Kenneth Brown and Anna Nelsena Christensen in American Fork, UT. After graduating from American Fork High School he went on to attend the University of Utah where he enrolled in pre-law. Because law school tuition was much higher he took a quarter of school off to work.
It was during this time and due to the war in Korea he was drafted to serve in the United States Army. He was trained to be a Combat Engineer and after basic training his unit was sent to Germany. He was honorably discharged for medical reasons. After his discharge in the Army he met and fell in love with his sweetheart, Dawn Bateman. They were married in 1952 and have been with each other through all of life's ups and downs. They are the parents of 3 daughters, Sandra Malin (Leo, deceased), Carolyn Long (Richard) and Tammy Bradford (Kenneth).
He re-entered the University of Utah while working at Kennecott and received a BS degree in Sociology and upon graduation decided to stay with Kennecott where he advanced to Mine Safety Engineer. He retired in 1985 at the age of 55.
Earl was a loving husband and father who supported us in all our accomplishments and difficulties in life. If he wasn't at work you would often find him working in the yard. He was a handyman with a wonderful sense of humor, patient and easy-going. He loved to fish, golf, ballroom dance, square dance and spend time with his family. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin Kenneth Brown, Anna Nelsena Brown, Helen Clara Brown Stephens Leitner (sister), Kenneth Dale Brown (brother). He is survived by his wife, Dawn; and daughters; Sandra, Carolyn and Tammy. Six grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Friday, July 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South Sandy, UT
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Alta Ridge Memory Care for their loving service in caring for our father and mother.
I never met your dad, but I can tell how wonderful he must have been just by knowing you. Take comfort in your memories, My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Feeling what you feel...
Parents are one of the most beautiful gifts of God.
Your Dad will always be in your hearts, I know that for sure.
The loss is immeasurable, but so is the Love he left behind.
Sending eternal Love to you, your Mom and the whole family. ♥
I love you Grandpa! Thank you for your example of humility, kindness, and gentleness. I can't wait to see you again! Rest well!
I love you my dear Grandfather. I will miss you until we meet again.