LaVell A. Brown

15 Apr 1927 - 4 Apr 2010

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LaVell A. Brown

15 Apr 1927 - 4 Apr 2010
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I LaVell Brown, was born April 15, 1927, at 7:45 a.m., at Grandma Starrs home in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. My parents were Verlie Roena Hatch Brown & William Eugene Brown. Dr. T. R. Gledhill attended the birth. He also blessed an named me at that time because he didn't think I would live long.
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LaVell A. Brown

Married: 23 Apr 1971

Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States

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Contributor: Simini Created: 4 years ago Updated: 4 years ago

I LaVell Brown, was born April 15, 1927, at 7:45 a.m., at Grandma Starrs home in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. My parents were Verlie Roena Hatch Brown & William Eugene Brown. Dr. T. R. Gledhill attended the birth. He also blessed an named me at that time because he didn't think I would live long. I was later told I was small weight. When I was about 2 years old I was running in the house with other kids. My fingers were caught in a door. The third finger on my hand was nearly severed. I don't know who sewed the finger. I still have the scars. My earliest memory was when I burnt my stomach. I was 5 years old. It was winter. I had finished a bath and I did not yet have pajamas on. I stood by the heater in the living room to get warm. There was a child's cupboard, (about 30 inches tall) between the wall and heater stove with clothes on it to dry. I stepped between the cupboard and stove and the cupboard tipped pushing me onto the stove. The stove was very hot. My entire stomach and chest area were burned. I don't remember who treated me, but I wore bandage into Spring. On April 17, 1933, our baby sister, Roena was born at Grandma Starrs in Richfield. Dad phoned this information to his parents. Grandpa and Grandma Brown lived in the 1st house at the north end of Koosharem. The only phone in Koosharem was at their house. Messengers, usually grandkids, would deliver phone messages to people in town. It was Sunday morning when we received the news of our Mother's death. The family sent me to the church to tell aunt Enza that our mother had died. I was six years old. Mother was brought to Koosharem. The casket was placed in the north bedroom. The funeral was in the Town Hall diagonally across the main street from our house. As we all know, our Dad made cheese at the Creamery in Koosharem. From the time I was six to ten years old I would go to the Creamery frequently. When the first milk truck arrived at the Creamery, Dad would take 2-10 gallon cans of milk and put them in a boiler. The boiler would heat the milk and turn it into buttermilk. This buttermilk was poured into the big vat with the milk to start the process of making cheese. There was always a little buttermilk left in the can. Dad would pour a cup full of buttermilk for me. I liked this buttermilk, and I would have a cup of buttermilk whenever I was down to the Creamery in the morning. The Creamery was three-forths of a block south of our home. One morning when I went to the Creamery early I remember it was very cold. Dad and the milk haulers were talking about how cold it was. They said it was 40 degrees below zero. it was good that I was dressed warm. The bricks of cheese were kept on shelves in a room on the north side of the Creamery. This room was kept cool for storing the cheese bricks. Periodically these cheese bricks were turned 90 degrees. Some times uncle Rulon would have me help him turn the cheese. One time uncle Rulon went to the De Lange store and got some olives and soda crackers. We had olives, crackers and cheese for lunch. When I was 7 or 8 years old, I was at the Creamery. Someone came to the Creamery to tell Dad that Owen Bagley's hay stack was on fire. Some kids had been playing with matches out by the hay stacks. There was a large metal tank set high on a frame work stand. This tank was near to outside of the Creamery. When the cheese was cooked the whey was pumped into the tank by the Creamery. The milk truck drivers would fill the customers cans with the whey and deliver it back to the farmers to use for pig feed. At the time word came that Owen Bagley's hay stack was on fire, one of the milk truck drivers was filling the cans with whey. Owen Bagley's corals and haystack were a half block west of the Creamery. The truck driver took his load of whey up to Owen Bagley's back yard, and with the help of other people they put the fire out. One summer the health people were giving typhoid shots to the people in Koosharem. They selected our home as the place to give the shots. They were giving the shots on the front porch. I walked up to the nurse and got my shot. When they told Helen it was her time she didn't want a shot. She ran to the outhouse (toilet) and locked the door. When I was 10 years old, Dad married a widow, Linda Hatch. Dad moved into her home in Koosharem. Linda didn't want to raise Dad's children, so we stayed at the home in Koosharem. Then some of us kids were moved in with other relatives. Roena age 5, was taken to our sister Genevieve in Manti. Helen stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Brown for awhile. Helen also lived with aunt Enza in Kooosharem an then she ended up in Provo with sister Luella. I lived with Grandma and Grandpa Brown for two years, age 10 to 12. When I was 12 in October 1939, I went to live with Wesley and Verda Johnson in Fayette, Utah, as their foster son. This was arranged by Wesley's sister Erma Hatch who lived in Koosharem. I lived with Wesley and Vera until I became an adult and got married. They became my Mom and Dad and we had a very close relationship. When I turned 8 year old, its time to be baptized in the Mormon Church. My sister Helen, had been baptized in a large vat that they have in the Creamery. So, when I was 8 years old, I said, I wanted to be baptized in the Creamery. I was baptized by my father, Eugene Brown, in this big stand-by water vat. There was a brother Olson that was there with him and confirmed me. I don't have his name. Therefore, I was baptized and confirmed into the Church on my 8th birthday. Written by LaVell Brown January 30, 2001

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LaVell A. Brown was born on 15 Apr 1927
LaVell A. Brown was 12 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
LaVell A. Brown was 18 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
LaVell A. Brown was 28 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
LaVell A. Brown was 38 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
LaVell A. Brown was 46 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
LaVell A. Brown was 62 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
LaVell A. Brown was 64 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
LaVell A. Brown was 74 years old when The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
LaVell A. Brown died on 4 Apr 2010 at the age of 83
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