JUNCTION — Ronald “Diney” Brown, Junction, will celebrate his 90th birthday with a small celebration for family and friends Saturday, July 11.
Diney was born July 12, 1930, in Junction, to parents Ambrose and Christina Bay Brown. He married Belva Newby in 1963, and their family was sealed in the St. George temple at a later time. They were together 65 years until her death.
He was so small at birth that his mother kept him in a shoebox on the old stove to keep him warm and fed him hourly so he could grow and be healthy. He has lived his whole life in Junction.
Brown served in the Korean War. He was a jack-of-all-trades and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He was a mechanic, plumber and electrician among other things. He retired from the Piute School District after working as a custodian for many years. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, collecting guns, old coin and scrap metal. He loves to read Zane Gray books and play solitaire. He keeps up-to-date by watching the six o’clock news; those who know him know better than to call or visit at news time, and if you call, there better be a really good reason. He likes to build a big, nice fire in the winter and his house is always the warmest house in Junction.
Brown has nine children including the late Connie Ranae, the late Jeanie Elizabeth, Uthana Petty, Dina Kay Branham, Terry Lynn, Kevin Jay, Lindon (Susan) Brown, Yvonne (Farron) Ostler and Camille Gray.
He also has 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.