Wednesday , July 10, 2013 - 3:47 PM
Was the best grandmother who provided a beautiful home environment full of smiles and welcoming hugs with lipstick kisses. She passed away peacefully at Avalon care center in Bountiful, Utah, early Tuesday July 9, 201 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her brother George “Buster” Brown and her husband Myrl.
Florence was born March 2, 1922 to George Leslie Brown and Flossie Marshall Brown in Evanston, WY. She met Myrl Leon Howe when he was working for Meyer’s ranch and married him on Nov. 16, 1944 while Myrl was serving in the USMC. They resided in Evanston until 1970 when they moved to Roy, UT for the railroad. Florence and Myrl are the parents of five children, David, Colorado Springs, CO; Sharon Hutchinson, Henderson, NV; Randy (LaQuita), Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Brenda Lasnik, Ogden, UT; Richard (Sheila), Mesa, AZ.
She worked at Mountain Bell and was the voice behind the old familiar “number please” prior to the dial system. She was a great cook and baked whole wheat bread with Myrl every week during the years the kids were all home. She was also well known for cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies and blueberry ribbon Jello salads. She sewed clothes for her children and grand-children. She served faithfully in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was eager to share her testimony with all her family. She taught many years in MIA, went to girls camp, and served in the Relief Society. She took care of her mother during her mother’s last five years at home in Roy.
She traveled far and wide to keep up with her children and grand-children, visiting; Cyprus, Italy, Greece, London, Israel, Mexico City, Honduras and Hawaii.
She and Myrl stayed married their whole lives and were sealed eternally. They loved their family and provided a great home. All their children are still living, and there are now 16 grand-children and 8 great-grand-children who love her and celebrate her life.
She will be remembered and missed as the beautiful soul that still lives on.
Funeral services will be held Saturday July 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary at 836 36th St. in So. Ogden, UT with a viewing held Friday night 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:45 am to 10:45 am prior to services.
Interment will be at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden, Utah.
Condolences may be sent to: www.leavittsmortuary.com.
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