Brian Douglas Brown
Brian attended schools in Jerome where he loved to play football and wrestle. He graduated in 1978. Brian served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Italy-Catania Mission from 1979 to 1981. He married Lisa Karol Farnsworth on April 2, 1982, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Together they raised five children. Brian earned a Bachelors Degree from Boise State University in 1990 and was one of two Idahoans awarded the Madison Fellowship, which enabled him to attend American University in Washington, DC, where he earned a Masters Degree in American Constitutional History. He taught school for many years, most recently at the Snake River Juvenile Detention Center. He enjoyed working with the staff there and had a genuine concern for the students. Brian loved all critters, especially dogs, turtles, alligators, chickens, rabbits, goats, cows, frogs, snails and fish. He enjoyed greenhouses and aquariums. Brian loved to read- anything and everything, but mostly history. He loved to learn and was a quick study. Mostly, he loved his family and was an extraordinary husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Brown of Jerome; their children, Stephanie Brown, Rachel (Kenny) Koch, Heather (Brad) Pettingill, Rebekah (Cody) Murphy and Benjamin (Kim) Brown. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; his parents, Willard and Thelma Brown; three brothers, Kirk (Amy) Brown, Kyle (Kim) Brown and Maurice (Tammy) Brown and many extended family members and friends.
Brian's family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Dr. James Irwin and Lori Buttars at Family Care Physicians for their exceptional care.
A visitation will be held Sunday evening, March 17, 2013, at Farnsworth Mortuary Chapel, 1343 South Lincoln, Jerome, where family and friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Monday March 18, 2013, in the Jerome LDS 7th Ward Chapel, 50 East 100 South, Jerome, with Bishop Davis Suitter officiating. Interment will follow in the Jerome Cemetery.