Kenneth James Brown

November 4, 1943 ~ December 27, 2020

Kenneth James Brown passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the age of 77 in his home in Blanding, UT.

Ken was born on November 4, 1943 in Moab, UT to Aroe and Ellen Palmer Brown. He was the fifth of 12 children born.

Ken graduated from San Juan High School in 1962. Following graduation, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States mission. After his mission, he attended Utah State University and then was drafted into the Vietnam War. He did his basic training in Fort Bliss, TX. His orders were to go to Vietnam, but at the last minute was sent to Pittsburg, PA. He was a Specialist in the Army.

On August 13, 1970, Ken married Alveta Ann Lee in the Manti Temple for time and all eternity. Ken and Alveta made their home in Blanding, where they raised seven kids. Ken retired from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he was a Meetinghouse Worker. His job entailed cleaning and maintaining the inside and outside of the buildings. He loved taking care of the church and temple grounds, which the beauty was enjoyed by all.

Ken loved his children and grandchildren. There is nothing he would not have done for them. Ken was a hard worker and taught his children the importance of work. Ken loved gardening and caring for his lawn. He could either be found doing a puzzle or sitting on his back porch in his rocking chair visiting with family.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 50 years, Alveta Brown; four daughters and two sons, Beverley (Dustin) Felstead, Natalie (Todd) Lovell, Kenley (Michelle) Brown, Emily Brown, Kylee (Pamela) Brown, and Saralee (Alan) Wygant; 13 grandchildren, Sydnee (Nathan) Edwards, Alec, Lexie (Greyson) Chamberlain, Konner, Derek, Korbin, Breauxdee, Mikenna, Lauren, Journee, Dallas, Braxlee, and Harper; and two great-grandchildren, Braylee and Paislee.

He is preceeded in death by his father and mother, son Bradley Brown, sister Rhonda Bushore, along with many aunts, uncles, and in-laws.

A viewing and funeral were held on January 4, 2021.

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The family would like to thank Danny and Amanda Palmer at the San Juan Mortuary for the love and care that was shown. We would also like to thank everyone for all the love and support that was shown through acts of service and kindness.

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