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.

1 comment:

Becky Dillard Hammond said...

My heart goes out to the family at this time. Gary and Annie, may the Lord give you comfort at this time of sorrow.