Mary Silva Brown

Mary Silva Brown passed away peacefully in her sleep while doing one of the things she loved most, traveling with her sweetheart Jerry in Oregon. She was born August 1, 1960 to Don and Brenda Silva in Vallejo Ca. Mary graduated with high honors from Grantsville High School in 1978. She received her AS degree from Snow College where she graduated with high honors in 1980. She earned her BS and MS degrees in Sociology from USU where again she received high academic honors. Mary was very proud of her academic accomplishments, she maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her academic pursuits. She married her man Jerry D. Brown June 21, 1986 in Las Vegas NV. Mary worked for the Utah State Division of Family Services for 30 years where she wrote and presented many of the training programs used by DCFS today. In 2000, the Governor honored her for her tireless work when he named her Utah State employee of the year. She retired in December to spend quality time with her family. Mary and Jerry made their home in the Salt Lake valley where they raised their son Nicholas Brown. They later moved back home to Grantsville. Mary loved to travel with her family, Jerry, Nick his wife Jenny and Mary’s two “handsomes” and the loves of her life her twin grandsons Alex and Andy. Mary suffered with Jerry as they traveled around the country to watch his beloved Cubbies lose. She loved to talk and could make a friend wherever she went. Our lives will be much too quiet without her. Mary is survived by her husband Jerry, their son Nick and his wife Jenny, and their sons Alex and Andy, parents Don and Brenda Silva, brothers Don (Treasa), Andy (Lola), Ray (Laurie) and Bucky (Shelly), many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved her very much. She was preceded in death by her mother and father in-law DeVone and Florence Brown and her maternal and paternal grandparents. In accordance with Mary’s wishes she was cremated. Funeral mass will be held Friday September 27th from 11am to noon at St Marguerite Catholic Church, 15 S 7th St in Tooele Utah. Graveside service will follow mass at the Grantsville cemetery. A visitation luncheon for friends and family will be held at St Marguerite from 1pm to 4pm.
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Jack Matthews Brown

Jack Matthews Brown, 95, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013. He was born February 12, 1918 in Grantsville, Utah to Jasper Dearden and Ada Elizabeth Matthews Brown. While growing up in Grantsville, Jack worked on the Brown's Ranch in Skull Valley learning a great work ethic from his father and brothers. Hard work never hurt anybody. Jack graduated from Grantsville High School in 1936. He attended Utah State University for one year before being drafted into the Army to serve his country in World War II. He served from May of 1942 until he was honorably discharged in December of 1945. He married Donna Jean Koford on October 26th, 1947, and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on September 3rd, 1954. Jack was a farmer and made a living for his family with his dairy, working alongside his two sons. In 1978, he moved his dairy to Weiser, Idaho, where he continued to milk until 1998. Jack served on the State Farm Bureau Board and was also the Tooele County Farm Bureau President. He served as President of the Grantsville South Willow Irrigation Company, and devoted countless hours on the Grantsville City Council. He loved Politics and was actively involved with the Republican Party. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served in many positions. Jack and Donna are the parents of three children: Greg (Donna), Gary (Ann), both of Weiser, Idaho, and Denise (Todd) Fawson of Grantsville. They also have 12 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Beth, and three brothers; J. Keith, R. Maurice, and Quinten J. He is survived by one sister, Rachel Smith. Funeral services for Jack will be Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. in the Clark/2nd Ward LDS chapel located 81 N. Chruch Street, Grantsville, Utah. Visitation Tuesday September 17th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the same building, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment in the Grantsville City Cemetery with Military Honors. Service entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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