Geneva Burdett Brown, a woman who brought great joy to others and who wanted to be known as "a good person," died at age 81 on Wednesday, April 29, 1998.

Geneva always had a positive attitude and a great love of life despite the fact that she had Multiple Sclerosis for 29 years.She was born in Evanston, WY, November 30, 1916, the daughter of Ernest George and Minnie Hortense Spence Burdett. She married Keith Chapin Brown November 6, 1941 in Salt Lake City, and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple August 26, 1954. Geneva, an obedient and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Monument Park 15th Ward, had a thirst for knowledge and a passion for reading, painting, needlework and serving others. She was a great example and an inspiration to all who knew her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Keith C Brown; six children: Judy (Krege) Christensen, Salt Lake City; Dennis (Kathie) Brown, Paris, France; Ronald (Kathy) Brown, Salt Lake City; Marcia (Sherman) Gardner, Plano, TX; Barbara (Dan) Sullivan, Fairfield, CA; and Michelle (Matthew) Carpenter, Palo Alto, CA; 26 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother Benjamin (Wilma) Burdett, Salt Lake City.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at the Monument Park Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1320 S. Wasatch Drive (2520 East), Salt Lake City. Viewing will be at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, from 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 4, 1998, as well as Tuesday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Monument Park Stake Center.

Interment will be at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

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