Florence LaRue Child Brown
Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago
Birth: Apr. 11, 1922
Death: Jun. 18, 2001
Our one of a kind, remarkable story-telling mother/ grandmother Florence LaRue Child Brown, age 79, "graduated" from this world June 18, 2001 after visiting with many members of her loving family.
She will be greatly missed.
Born April 11, 1922, of Urbane Seer Child and Lillian Otley, she was married to W. William Brown, Sr. on August 16, 1941. Together they raised a family of seven children. They were later divorced.
She is survived by her children: W. William, Jr. (Marilyn) of Springville; Robert (Leslie) of Spring City, UT; Richard (Mary) of Midvale; Tony (Pat) of West Valley City; Linda Hite (Elmer) of Salt Lake City; Steve (Cheri) of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Midge Johnson (Rick) of Provo. She is also survived by her siblings: Beatrice Bradshaw of Mountain View, CA; Urbane Child (Joan) of Salt Lake; Mary Robert (Kay) of Salt lake; Richard (Iola) Child of Salt Lake; Dennis (Ruth) Urry. She was preceded in death her sister Leita Joy and her parents.
A devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, Florence, was always interested in improving her life. She was a restaurateur, a beautician, and a massage therapist. She also took classes in writing and art, and wrote her fascinating autobiography, I Cannot Tell a Life. Active most of her life in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many positions, including primary, scouting, MIA, and as Relief Society president. She also served a full time mission to California and South Dakota. As a devoted mother and grandmother, she loved her 46 grandchildren and 88 great-grandchildren.
Generous to a fault, she lived with tremendous faith and made her own plans for what she always called her "graduation ceremony".
Funeral services will be held in the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo, on Friday, June 22, 2001, at 11 a.m. Friends may call Thursday evening, at the Mortuary, from 6-8 p.m., or Friday morning, one hour prior to services. Interment, Orem City Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Country View Manor for their kind and loving care these last few years.