Charlene Jenson Brown, 90, passed away at her home in Richfield April 30, 2020. She was born April 13, 1930, in Fremont, to Charles William and Dolly Thenelda Morrell Jenson, the oldest of two daughters. She graduated from Wayne High School in 1948, where she was active with the school newspaper staff and was a member of the girls’ basketball team.

Charlene married Harold Thomas Brown in the Manti temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Jan. 30, 1948. Together they raised six children, Mary (Barry) Bodily, North Logan; David (Shelley) Brown, Central Valley; Charles (Lorie) Brown, Richfield; Ralph (Kathryn) Brown, Central Valley; Thomas (Ruthann) Brown, Richfield; Maxine (deceased); and Dane (Lorraine) Gregerson, Monroe. Harold passed away June 29, 2006.

Charlene worked in the kitchen of the Richfield hospital for five years, and she was always actively engaged in church service with Relief Society, Sunday school, primary and Cub Scout callings over the years. She was an avid Utah Jazz fan, and enjoyed writing and publishing family histories. She was a master of quilting and made numerous quilts for friends and family to celebrate significant events in their lives. Above all, she was just a great woman who loved and cared for everyone without any desire for recognition.

Charlene was preceded in death by her husband; parents; younger sister, Renon Wood; daughter, Maxine Gregerson; and grandson, Tysen Brown. 

She is survived by her five children; 30 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two brothers-in-law, Franklin Brown, Salt Lake City; and Wayne Willis, Bear Lake City.

Private family graveside services were held Tuesday, May 5, in the Richfield City Cemetery, under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.

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