Keith Chapin Brown was reunited with his sweetheart, Geneva, when he passed away on Monday, September 7, 1998, at the age of 83.
Keith was born September 23, 1914 in Woods Cross, Utah, to Hulda Larson and Alma Chapin Brown. He graduated from Davis High School and the University of Utah, where he was student body treasurer, graduating in drama. He married Geneva Hortense Burdett on November 6, 1941, in Salt Lake City. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on August 26, 1954. After 56 years of marriage, she died April 29, 1998. He worked for the U of U and was graduate manager (athletic director) in 1944 when the "Cinderella" basketball team won the NIT. He was the founder of Brown Distributing Co., a wholesale furniture and floor coverings distributor. He retired in 1990.Keith will be remembered for his sense of humor. He loved great literature, the NY Yankees, the U of U, and the LDS Church--serving as bishop, member of a stake presidency, chairman of the LDS sesquicentennial dance committee, Patriarch, and numerous other callings. He loved his friends and neighbors from Holladay and the Monument Park area. He served 16 years on the Granite School Board. Keith was an officer of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Associated Furniture Distributors, and the National Wholesale Furniture Association--serving as president and was selected "Man of the Year" in 1967.
Keith set a high standard of personal and professional excellence. He made the world a better place for everyone who knew him.
He is survived by six children: Judy (Krege) Christensen, Salt Lake City; Dennis (Kathie) Brown, Paris, France; Ronald (Kathy) Brown, Salt Lake City; Marcy (Sherm) Gardner, Plano, Texas; Barbara (Daniel) Sullivan, Fairfield, California; and Shelly (Matthew) Carpenter, Palo Alto, California; 26 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Sat, September 12, 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., Fri, September 11, 1998, as well as Sat from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the same Stake Center. Interment will be at the Larkin Sunset Lawn cemetery.
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