Maxine Lorraine Brown

1942 ~ 2023

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Maxine Lorraine Brown, 81, passed peacefully on March 30, 2023, in Lehi, Utah. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 2, 1942, to Max William Pehrson and Gwendolyn Lorraine Penman.

Mom enjoyed reading, i.e., the newspaper every day. She had a green thumb and could grow anything. Her interests were her family, family dinners, breakfast, birthday celebrations, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas always with Santa on Christmas eve, New Years Eve, and Easter.

She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and had many callings as a visiting teacher and taught anyone who stopped by our front porch to visit with her.

Maxine is survived by her daughter Sherell Lee Carlston (Marvin); three brothers, Larry (Janice) Pehrson, Jay (Vickie) Pehrson, Steven (Collette) Pehrson; 8 plus grandchildren; 14 plus great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild in a few months; and numerous loved nieces, nephews, cousins and two aunts.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Don A Butterfield; husband Findley J. Brown; her daughter Jennie Lynn (Odin) (Jensen) Hunter; sister Penny Lorraine Allen; grandparents, great grandparents; son-in-law Curtis George Jensen; numerous aunts, uncles, family members and friends.

A viewing will be held Thursday April 6th from 10:30 to 11:45am at Larkin sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South). Interment and graveside services will follow at Murray City Cemetery, 5490 S Vine Street. A luncheon will be held following the graveside at 2:00pm at the Sunset Ward Building, 721 West 2100 North, Lehi, Utah.

For those unable to attend the service in person, the family invites you to join via Zoom, at A free Zoom account is required and you will need to sign in to join the service.


Darwin, I send you my deepest condolences, brother. Much love ❤️

- Dan Nelson

Please know that I’m thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I’m devastated by the news of maxine Lorraine brown passing. You’re in my thoughts.

- Jackie Doit.

I'm sorry for your lost, I've enjoyed the times that I did visited with her. I believe that she now enjoy the family reunion of those that has already has past on.

- Ken Davis

Sherell, I'm so sad to hear about sweet Maxine's passing. I will miss her cute smiles and chatting in the hall, how we would commiserate and support each other in our various challenges. Love to you all.

- Becky Gerber