Bonnie Brown

Bonnie Marie Brewer Brown (74), a long time resident of Page, Arizona, passed away at her home on October 9, 2021 surrounded by family.

Bonnie was born August 13, 1947 in Vernal, Utah to Robert Allen Brewer and Ezma LaMar (Karren) Brewer. She spent much of her youth in Ogden, Utah where she graduated from Bonneville High School. After high school she attended and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in education.

While completing her student teaching in Blanding, Utah, Bonnie began courting her future husband, Wally Brown who worked as a DJ at KUTA. They were married and sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on August 21, 1969. They spent all their married life on the Navajo Nation and in surrounding communities where Bonnie found joy in learning and teaching. She immersed herself in Navajo culture of the communities she served. Bonnie and Wally enjoyed taking drives across the reservation on long, bumpy roads. She even co-authored a travel book, The Complete Family guide to Navajo-Hopi Land. Though her efforts ,the Navajo Village Heritage Center shared the Navajo Culture with people from around the world.

Bonnie engaged life deeply. She was the proud mother of eight children and touched the lives of many children as an educator. She cherished meeting past students who loved seeing “Mrs. Brown” around the community.

Bonnie was dedicated to the Lord and was a wonderful example of a daughter of God. She served the Lord valiantly in many church callings and through good Christian service. Somehow she still found time for her personal passions, genealogy, quilting, crocheting, knitting, tatting, and sewing.

Bonnie is survived by husband Wally, Page, Arizona, and seven children: Marci (Steve Brown) Fillmore, Utah; Emily, St. George, Utah; Sam (Meagan Davis), Salt Lake City, Utah; Cooper (Melissa Henly), Rio Rancho New Mexico; Charlsia Raburn, Garden City, Kansas; Shane (Sara Garner), St. George, Utah; and Adrianne Flynn, St. George, Utah; her mother Ezma, Bellevue, Washington; two brothers Jeff Brewer, Bellevue, Washington and Dave Brewer (Julia Soder) Bellevue, Washington, 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild born October 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Brewer, daughter Desbah Dana Brown, and son-in-law, Michael John Flynn.

Funeral Services were held on October 15, 2021 in the Page 4th Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial at the Brown Family Cemetery in New Mexico.


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