Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In Loving Memory

Raymond L. Brown
Gentle Giant

Raymond Lamar Brown passed away peacefully Sunday March 25, 2007 after a long hard battle with multiple physical problems.

Raymond was born to Ren and Carol Brown February 17, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was blessed throughout his life with a good natured love of everyone. His greatest joy was giving to or helping some one else. He loved designing and editing the Avis newsletter without thought of remuneration or recognition.

Raymond never met a person who wasn't a friend. He truly subscribed to the idea of see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

He is survived by his parents, brothers, Allen - Sandy, David (Gwen) - Kanab, Curtis (Leslie) - Kirkland WA; sisters Susan Talmadge (Walt) - South Jordan and Karyn Clement - Orem. Also 12 nieces and nephews and two grand nieces, and many Aunts and Uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hunter 4th ward, 7035 West 3605 South, WVC, UT. Burial will be in Moccasin, AZ on Saturday, March 31st at 12:30 p.m. Utah time, 11:30 a.m. Arizona time. The family would like to extend our deepest thanks to the ICU staff at Cottonwood Hospital.

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 3/28/2007.

I have many fond memories of Raymond. He was my beer-brewing buddy. Grace and I would go to the Rollins' garage and spend hours with Raymond and Wayne, making home brew, playing games, shooting the sh*t and having a great time.

I can't remember a Halloween party without him, for many many years. His laugh was goofy and made me smile everytime. He was a gentle soul with a unique sense of humor and mischief.

He suffered from Diabetes, and within the last couple of year, developed Leukemia. He had too much pain to live comfortably in this world and I am grateful that his Spirit has been released and can roam free.

Oh Goddess
There is great sadness
A cherished one has gone

Emptiness engulfs me
Loss languishes within
Help me bear this grief
Accompany their spirit
Comfort we who grieve

Let us rejoice in their life
May their essence be recorded
In the Great Book of Shadows
Renew our remembrance with joy

The wheel of life turns,
The cycle of rebirth continues.
Those beyond life,
You are remembered today.

Lady and Lord,
In your gentle embrace,
Our dead you have taken.
All thread of life are cut,
All threads are woven anew.

May the wheel turn,
And begin the cycle again.

May our blessings be received.
You are remembered.


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