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Roger Arbuckle Brown 

Roger Arbuckle Brown - 1946 ~ 2012

"The neighborhood lost its Shop Teacher," and we lost the heart of our family when we said good-bye to Roger Brown on March 22, 2012, after a life well lived and a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Roger Arbuckle Brown was born October 24, 1946 to Martin Asa Brown and Jean Arbuckle Brown. Along with his brothers, cousins, (especially Paul and friend Jim) and Grandpa Brown, Roger enjoyed an adventurous childhood in Bountiful Utah and always spoke fondly
of "when I was a kid"; even piano lessons his mother insisted on. Even as small boy Roger was intrigued by the world around him. He had a need to know how things worked and took great joy in building, creating and fixing just about anything. He was known as the Go-To Guy if you needed anything; a party planned, an amazing meal, an evening of beautiful piano music, a shoulder to cry on, help in building something or just the right tool to borrow. From backyard decks, to custom furniture, to witty stories and articles, his creativity and hardworking spirit have left a wealth of treasures for us to enjoy.
Roger graduated from Bountiful High School in 1964 and earned a BS in Journalism and Communications from the University of Utah, class of 1969. He was a Sigma Nu. He could always be counted on to wear his "red" and defend the "U of U" teams. Sorry Wade, no blue EVER!
Roger spent over 40 years in marketing, advertising, public relations and radio. His radio career began as a teen at KLUB as on air talent. He also worked for KALL and KSL early on. More recently he was Co-anchor of 'Mountain West In The Morning' on KIQ News Radio. He was involved in the formation, and ownership of several advertising industry businesses including Sound Ideas, J.F. Images-Salt Lake, The American Legacy, a nationally syndicated radio program, Brown Pulitzer & Associates, Brown and Co. Advertising and Arbrown Creative. He was an Account Executive and Creative Director for a time at Gillham Advertising. Roger was a prominent voice-over talent for many years. Whether on the radio, in a commercial, or just across the table his bold yet calming voice will be remembered by all who heard it.
Roger had a great need to make the world a better place. His passion for humanitarian causes led him to CHOICE Humanitarian. With CHOICE he was able to work to improve life for people in villages in Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nepal and Africa. He felt a true connection with the people of Kenya. After 10 years of happiness together, Roger and his soul mate, Teresa Wesemann, were married in a village school district of Samburu, Kenya in 2005.
Roger and Teresa shared their lives with their energetic or perhaps chaotic family. Their children, Robert (Rachelle) Wesemann, Randy (Jen) Wesemann, Rebecca (Kevin) Fenstermacher, Beau (Rachel) Penton and Roger's daughter Asia Dalton. Roger's pride and greatest legacy, his grandchildren Jerica, Marina, Nathan, Gage, Parker, Sage, Gavin, Laurel and Ella. Roger also had many "honorary" children whom he loved as his own and brought him much joy in his life. To Roger, family meant those who love you and share your journey with you. Because of that, his "family" was vast and they adored him.
Roger is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren, brother, Douglas (Kay) Brown (SLC, UT), sister-in-law Linda Brown (Dale City ,VA) many, many nieces and nephews and good friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Robert Brown.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 4:00pm at Pierpont Place, 163 Pierpont Ave. SLC, UT followed by a Celebration of Roger's life from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from March 28 to March 31, 2012


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