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December 10, 2013
Edith Brown

Obit Edith Brown AEdith May Lindberg Brown was born Dec. 11, 1914 in Tooele and died Dec. 8, 2013 in Tooele. She was the seventh child in a family of 10 children whose parents were John A. and Effie Suzannah Dunn Lindberg. Obit Edith Brown BThe family ancestors were early pioneers to the Tooele Valley, having immigrated to America from Sweden and England when they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Edith’s husband, brothers and sisters as well as her parents have preceded her in death. The John A. Lindberg family were all leaders in the church and community. John A. Lindberg owned and operated the Tooele Mercantile Co. where Edith worked.  Edith and her sisters had beautiful voices and sang for many functions, receptions, and funerals. Edith had a beautiful alto voice and played the piano and organ.  She was also a gifted conductor for many ward and stake choirs.  Edith served as a missionary in the Northwestern States Mission. Edith met Kenneth Dearden Brown of Grantsville when he went to the wrong house to pick up his date. Kenneth served as a missionary in the Western States Mission. After their missions, Ken and Edith were married Sept. 1, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. To this wonderful marriage were born seven children: Arnel (Susan), Ronald (Joe Endellicate) and Joseph Brown and Wanda (Stephen) Marsh, Virginia (Richard) Hall, Ruth Ann (Loyal) Baker and Esther (Roylon) Mortensen. Ken and Edith were always ready and willing to help not only their own family, but all of their relatives, neighbors, friends and even strangers. All have been welcomed lovingly into their home and family circle.  Everyone could turn to Edith for love, understanding, and strong support. Ken and Edith also had five Native American daughters: Dolly Bullcreek Harrison, Mary Castillo, Diane Herrera, Winona Benally and her daughter Nona Benally. They represented the Shoshone, Navajo and Pueblo nations. One of everyone’s favorite memories of Edith includes Dad and all the kids, relatives and friends gathered around the piano, with her playing, singing all the “old songs.” You name it … it was sung, with all making beautiful music together! Edith would often wake the family in the morning by playing some beautiful music on the piano. Edith worked at the Tooele Army Depot for many years, was an active member of The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and served her church in many capacities. She was an excellent teacher and leader serving as a Ward Relief Society President twice and serving two service missions in the LDS Social Services and Employment as well as at the LDS Family History Center. Edith had many creative talents, but she will be remembered most for her great unconditional love and kindness. She has had a profound influence on everyone. She has lived her life touching our hearts and lifting our spirits. She has taken the edge off our deeper disappointments. She has comforted, encouraged, and blessed our lives. She is survived by all seven of her children and their spouses, 34 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. As a family, we thank the many who have provided care for our dear mother. We especially thank the loving and caring staff of the Rocky Mountain Care Center. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Dec. 13, at the Tooele Third Ward at 11 a.m. The viewing will be on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tate Mortuary and Friday morning at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery.

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