Ora Mary Kirkman Brown of Clearfield will celebrate her 90th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house in her honor from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the home of her grandson, Nathan Johnson, 5014 W. 4825 South, Hooper. No gifts.
The second of five children, she was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in West Point to Raymond and Mary Alice Bennett Kirkman. She is a 1941 graduate of Davis High School. On Dec. 8, 1946, she married James Ralph Brown. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. He died on June 15, 2005.
Their seven children and spouses are Dennis and Linda Brown, Linda Brown, David and Michele Brown, Carol and Mike Thurgood, Coleen and Ron Russell, Joleen and Doug Kearsley, and Dwaine and Ginette Brown.
They have 30 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Her first calling in the LDS Church came when she was age 14, and she has had callings since. Her favorite is that of gospel doctrine teacher. She has been a faithful visiting teacher since 1947, never missing visiting her sisters each month. She is a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Seagull Camp.
She enjoys crocheting. She has made afghans, slippers, dishcloths and handiwork for her family and friends. For many years, she made 365 stocking caps per year for Volunteers of America to give to little children. She enjoys the Utah Jazz, especially former players Karl Malone and John Stockton.