Calvin Brown passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at age 91. Calvin was born in Grantsville, Utah on August 24, 1925 to Burton Davis and Florence Lucille Clark Brown. He was the third of nine children. As a boy, he spent much of his time working on the family ranch in Skull Valley. Dad spent a lot of time in the mountains riding, hunting and camping. He served in the Army during World War II. His troop was one of the first into Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped. After returning from the war he married his sweetheart, Evelyn Koford, on April 9, 1947 in the Salt Lake City Temple. In April they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
Dad dedicated his life to serving his family and others. He was the happiest when spending time with his family. Dad always grew a fabulous garden and it gave him much joy to share his produce with family and friends. Dad served faithfully in many callings in the LDS church. He and Mom also served at the Jordan River Temple. They served a mission at the Mormon Battalion Visitor Center in San Diego, which included taking visitors on tours at the San Diego Temple grounds. Dad was a loyal life-time Grantsville Volunteer fireman receiving his 60-year State pin in 2008.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Donald and Lee Elmo; sisters Mamie Reed, Delores Nix, Lucille Campbell, and Della Stice Williams, a son-in-law Bruce Loakes and several great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Evelyn; brother RT (Faye) and sister Lois VanTassell; two sons Rob (Billie) and Ed (Lauri); four daughters Caleen, Helen (Ron), Coralee (Ray) and Paula, 19 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Grantsville Stake Center, 115 East Cherry Street at 12:00. The viewing will be held that morning from 10:00-11:30.
Our family is grateful for the loving care he received and would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the staff at Canyon Hospice, The Gathering Place and Diamond Jane’s. Special thanks to Guy, Annalisa and nurses Joey, Ellen and Kellie.