January 19, 1947 - June 14, 2018
Grant Clare Brown On the morning of June 14, 2018, Grant Clare Brown, 71, departed this world for Heaven and was surely met with a hug from both his parents Claremont Adams Brown and Helen Louise Shipley Brown. Grant had been strengthened and loved by his wife, Christine Fox Brown, through his life and as he fought a valiant battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Grant was born in Ogden, Utah on January 19, 1947, the oldest of three boys. He spent many childhood days running around Ogden with his friends and brothers setting traps, fishing and just having fun. He even discovered that roasted robin is not that good. He made a long career at IRS. He started in the computer room, became a computer programmer, and eventually a manager. He retired after 39 years of service. He was an athlete, he ran track, he water skied, and he bowled a perfect game. He got involved in exercise and nutrition, he was a lifelong runner, and was a training coach in weightlifting for several people. He was competitive all his life and even wanted to race people while living in the care center. He brought routine and stability to Chris’s life, with dinner at home Mondays and Wednesdays, Kung Fu Fridays, and Margarita Saturdays. He taught Chris about keeping the budget in the black and investing for the future. After he retired, Grant and Chris were able to really focus on their passions for antiquing, for hiking and his passion for wildlife photography. They spent a lot of time out in the beautiful nature of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming; especially the area around the Tetons, hiking and viewing wildlife. He was an amazing photographer with photos that could be published in National Geographic. Grant leaves behind his wife, Chris, his 3 children (with Gaylene Odekirk): David (Nona) Brown, Michelle (Thomas) Russell, and Scott (Sheila) Brown, and 5 children through marriage (with Chris), Michael (Karen) Swenson, Sheree (Jason) Swenson-Dodge, Morgan Swenson, Wesley (Christine) Swenson, and Ellis (Katelyn) Swenson. Grant also has 2 brothers, Ralph (Sue) Brown and Russell (Linda) Brown. He was the proud grandpa of 18 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He loved his family and especially loved being a grandpa. One of his favorite things as a new grandpa, was to take his first granddaughter to the mall for pizza and to shop at her favorite store, Hello Kitty. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Grant passed on an amazing amount of wisdom and knowledge. Sometimes when we are giving advice to others; we realize that it’s his words we’re using. Too bad he never wrote a book! The family is holding a celebration of Grant’s life on Saturday, June 30 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 2535 E. Bonneville Terrace Drive, Ogden. Please come and enjoy memories and a light meal. Bring any pictures you may have and stories to share. Thanks to Barrington Place Alzheimer’s Special Care Center and Brighton Home Health and Hospice for helping to care for Grant in his final months of life.
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