1917 – 2008
Roger Ashwell Brown, age 91, passed away December 21, 2008 at his home in Provo, Utah. He was born to Alexander and Cheltona Rispa Davis Brown on August 8, 1917 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He married Beverly Minnette on Sept. 13, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of 10 children. Beverly later passed away. Roger married Ella Irene Hansen Pettey on May 21, 1971 in Bountiful, Utah. They were later sealed in the Provo, Utah Temple. Between the two families there are 15 children.
Roger served an LDS mission in Germany. Post Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 he joined the US Navy. He graduated from Chicago's Northwestern University with his M.D. in 1944. He was very dedicated to his family and patients, and delivered thousands of babies.
Roger and Beverly had the following children: Sydney Minnette Parent (Edward), Roger Alexander Brown (deceased), Kathleen Ann Bailiff, Patricia Beverly Benson, Marisa Diane Jepsen (Alan), Timothy Howard Brown (Torey), David Vegene Brown (Josie), Paul Joseph Brown (Giovanna), Stephen Christian Brown (Jana Rae), Mimselle Virginia Brown.
He is survived by his wife Irene. Irene's children: Kathrynn Irene Becerra, (deceased), Sharlene Kay Packer (Richard), Bradley James Pettey(deceased), Paul Allen Pettey (deceased), Richard Blake Pettey (Ila).
Roger's brothers are: Barlow Dean Brown (deceased), Shirl Alexander Brown (Maxine), Clyde Elmo Brown (Marie).
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Hills 5th Ward LDS Chapel, 2000 North 1500 East, Provo, Utah. Friends and family may call at the church from 12 -1:45 p.m. Interment: Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. Online guest book, wingmortuary.com.