Donald A. Brown

Thursday , May 18, 2017 - 10:00 PM

August 19, 1928 ~ May 13, 2017

Donald A. Brown, 88, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was born on August 19, 1928, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Joshua (Ted) and Rose Andrus Brown. He grew up in Draper, Utah, and graduated from Jordan High school. He served an LDS mission in the Western States mission. He served in the US Marine Corps stationed at El Toro, Santa Ana, California.

While in California, he met his sweetheart of 62 years, Joan Fife. They were married on January 5, 1955, in the St. George LDS Temple. They have five children.

Don graduated from the University of Utah and Long Beach State College with his master's degree in education. While at the U, he was very active in speech and debate, student government and he was President of Delta Phi. He taught English at Costa Mesa High School and ESL Santa Ana College. He was also a Professor at Weber State College. He was passionate about English and worked as a technical writer for the government and as an editor for the LDS Church.

Perhaps his greatest joy was working at Disneyland for 29 years. This work left his family with stories and a love for all things Disney that will entertain for generations to come.

He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and gave a lifetime of service in his ward and stake callings and in his neighborhood. His faith was evident in the way he supported others. His hobbies were stamp and coin collecting, and landscaping and caring for his yard. He was a gentle, kind man, and a loving father and husband that will be missed.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Gloria Buck. He is survived by his wife, Joan; his children: Debbie Comstock (Russ), Carol Sanders (Larry), Brad Brown (Deborah), April Cooley (Cal) and Greg Brown (Lisa); 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three brothers: Elden, Reid and Ruel Brown.

Interment will be on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden. A Memorial Service will follow on Monday at 11 a.m. at the North Ogden Cold Water Stake Center, 770 E. 2100 North, North Ogden. Friends may visit with family on Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd.

The family would like thank Canyon Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of Don.

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