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Geraldine Brown (McMillan) - Obituary - Deseret News - 10 Sep 2004


Born September 17, 1918, Geraldine (Jerry) Brown McMillan passed away peacefully September 9, 2004 at age 85.

On May 25, 1946, she married Bayne Martin McMillan. Sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on February 14, 1950, they enjoyed their lives together for over 48 years, until his death in 1994.

The youngest of her family, Jerry was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Mark Clegg and Ada Clare Cummings Brown; brothers Mark Brown (Zelda), Allen Brown, and Dale Brown (Chrystal); and sister, Kaye (Henry) Donagher.

Survivors include sons, Bayne (Delene) and Mark (Anna); and daughter, Nancy (Paul) Reynolds, all of Salt Lake, along with 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

In spite of illness in recent years, Jerry continued to demonstrate faithfulness to her Father in Heaven, her family, her friends, her loyal dog, Duchess, and to the Utah Jazz as a fan. Until her release as a Temple Worker two months ago, she eagerly anticipated and relished every moment of service she offered in the Salt Lake Temple for 15 years. In addition, she dedicated her life to service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in such assignments as stake Young Women's president, Relief Society president and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Jerry was an accomplished pianist, writer and poet, sharing those talents throughout her life, but especially writing scripts and singing with the "Novelty Notes" entertainers at various parties and events around Salt Lake. She also held a special place in her heart for a club of High School friends who met regularly for 67 years; and for many kind and gracious friends in her wards.

Crowning all of her other attributes and abilities, Jerry's love and sacrifice for family, friends, and the gospel of Jesus Christ were manifested in her gift of constant home care for her bedridden husband, mother, sister, and other friends for well over 13 years. Her grandchildren fondly remember "Grandma's Sleepouts" and special creative activities with them as an annual highlight. She cheerfully gave of her time, talents, and means to serve others--her family, church, friends and charities. We have been blessed richly by her love, loyalty and absolute integrity. Thanks so much for the celestial legacy, Mom. We love you!

Viewing: Friday, Sept 10th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, SLC. Funeral services: Saturday, Sept 11th, 3:00 p.m. with viewing one hour prior, Winder 10th Ward, 4366 S. 1500 E. Interment at Elysian Burial Gardens.

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