Lake Powell Chronicle | Bonnie Marie Brewer Brown
Bonnie was born on 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 Brigham Young University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.
While she was completing her undergraduate teaching in Blanding, Utah, Bonnie began courting her future husband, Wally Brown, who was DJing at KUTA. They were married on August 21, 1969 in the Salt Lake City Temple and sealed for eternity. They lived all their married lives in the Navajo Nation and the surrounding communities, where Bonnie found joy in learning and teaching. She immersed herself in the Navajo culture of the communities she served. Bonnie and Wally enjoyed driving long, bumpy roads through the reservation. She is even co-author of the travel book “The Complete Family guide to Navajo-Hopi Land”. Through their efforts, the Navajo Village Heritage Center shared Navajo culture with people from all over the world.
Bonnie has been deeply involved with life. She was the proud mother of eight children and, as an educator, touched the lives of many children. She loved meeting former students who loved “Mrs. Brown ”in the community.
Bonnie was dedicated to the Lord and was a wonderful example of a daughter of God. She valiantly served the Lord in many church callings and in good Christian service. Somehow she still found time for her personal passions, genealogy, quilting, crocheting, knitting, tattooing and sewing.
Bonnie leaves behind 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-grandson, born October 7, 2021. Their father Robert Brewer, daughter Desbah Dana Brown and son-in-law Michael John Flynn preceded them in death.
The funeral service took place on October 15, 2021 in the parish chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The burial took place in the Brown Family Cemetery in New Mexico.