Sunday, July 26, 2015

Charles Manley Brown Jr. 1945 - 1991

Charles Manley Brown was born January 22, 1945.  He died at age 45, on January 2, 1991 in a Salt Lake hospital.  He got type 1 diabetes at 21, and died of complications from that disease at 45.

He was born January 22, 1945 in New York, New York to Charles Manley and Vivienne Grace Bowns Brown. Married Diann Morris in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 27, 1969. Later divorced.  Charles was a graduate of BYU and the Duke University Law School and practiced law in Helena, Montana  for 10 years and then moved to Kaysville, Utah. He played for and served as business manager for the Helena Symphony; he also played for the Utah Valley Symphony where he served as president. He enjoyed playing in small string groups. Charles was active in the LDS Church, especially in Scouting and served an LDS mission to Great Britian. He has been active in state and national political activities.

What instrument did he play? He played the viola on his mission when General Authorities visited, at BYU, and with the Helena, Mt and Utah Valley Symphony Orchestras. He also conducted choirs. He loved music.

Survivors: children, James Andrew Brown, serving LDS mission in Argentina; Samuel Morris Brown, student at Harvard University; Hugh Michael Brown, Anamarie Brown, Spencer Manley Brown, Peter Matthew Brown and Jo Ellen Grace Brown, all Kaysville; parents, St. George; brothers, Hugh Bowns Brown, and his wife, Marilyn, Chester, Montana; William James Brown, Des Plaines, Illinois; sister, Mrs. Bruce (Vivienne) Sullivan, Sandy; brother-in-law, Forrest D. King, Vienna, Virginia; also aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by a sister, Zina Brown King.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 1991, at 1 p.m. in the Midvale East 5th Ward Chapel 240 East 7570 South, Midvale. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State St., Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday at the chapel from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Deseret Foundation in care of LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.
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Zina died of breast cancer. Bill died with complications of diabetes that he had from the time he was a very young child. 

Diann Morris Brown, former wife of Charles