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Vivian Ruth Brown



Vivian Ruth Brown was born January 6, 1934 in Crescent, Oklahoma to Halsie and Virneda Owens. The family moved to Ogden, Utah when she about 11 years old. She married Melvin Jones. Melvin and Vivian had 4 children. She later married Jack Brown. Jack and Vivian adopted their great grandson Charles Keller. Vivian resided in Ogden, Utah until her move to San Tan Valley, Arizona December 2017. She loved Utah and did not mind the cold weather or the snow.  She was not happy about the hot summer heat she experienced this summer but she was glad to be with her family because the majority had migrated to Arizona.

She began her teaching career with Ogden Area Community Action’s Head Start program in 1966. Her teaching career lasted for 38 years. For 8 years she served as Head Teacher.  She received several commendations and awards for her outstanding dedication. She enrolled in child development classes at Weber State College and received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Child Development in 1977.  Her classes helped her to understand children better, so she enjoyed her work and loved working with the children and their parents.




  • Carlene Green Posted October 27, 2018 1:05 AM

    Such a beautiful, loving and strong woman. My son Romeo was one of the children privileged to have been taught by her. May you rest in peace Mama Vivian.

  • NYALSHA P AYERS Posted October 27, 2018 8:28 AM

    The best grandmother the best friend the best person I could ever known in my whole life and I thank God for knowing her I thank God that I was born under her family and I’m glad I have the time to spend whatever I did I’m going to miss her with all my heart each and every day there’s nothing in the world that could take the place of her nothing in the world that could take away the pain that I feel the memories can keep the pain down but I will always have all of my heart because she is no longer here with us

    • Nyalsha Ayers Posted October 27, 2018 8:30 AM

      Half my heart!#

  • Mary Posted October 31, 2018 9:00 AM

    My heart goes out to the Brown family. May you find comfort in God’s promises. For the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear he’s voice and come out to a resurrection of life. John 5:28,29;Psalm 37:29

  • .Bernard Johnson, Denver Colorado. Posted November 4, 2018 1:23 PM

    I was very blessed to have know Ms. Vivian and the rest of the Owens family, three generations of friendship starting with my grandparents, the Sanders; our grandfather’s worked on the railroad together. Our grandmothers were friends. My mother Leetha, Ms.Lily and Ms.Vivian became friends when my mother moved to Utah at 12yrs old to live with her parents Arties and Pearlie; these ladies were the first youngsters she met. My mom told me many stories of them growing up together, they worked together many years for CAP. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family; asking the Lord to encamp his angels around you. Ms.Vivian was awesome person and teacher, family you can lift your heads and be proud because she made a difference in so many peoples lives in the community! Now Ms.Vivian rest on the arms of our Heavenly Father.

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