Christopher D. Brown, 1958 ~ 2012

Christopher D. Brown passed Jan. 11, 2012 at his home, surrounded by the love of family and friends.

Chris was born Aug. 30, 1958 in San Pedro, Calif., to Deloy “Joe” Brown and Barbara Everett Brown. Chris was the youngest of their five children.

He grew up in many places, as his father worked construction. Joe and Barb settled back in Salt Lake City, Utah, as they were both from that area. Later, they moved to Denver, Colo. That is where Chris met Glenna Nelson, his first wife.

As an adult, Chris lived and worked in St. George, Salt Lake City and then Ferron, Utah. This is where he met Nancy Roark, whom he spent the rest of his life with in Moab.

Chris loved the outdoors and spent as much time as he could outside, even if only to burn the fire pit or work in the yard. He was an animal lover and over the years had many beloved pets.

Chris was a kind and generous person; he would do most anything for most anybody and made many friends with his humor and kindness. He worked hard and took great pride in a job well done. He installed flooring for most of his life, then moved on to motel maintenance and was currently employed at Moab Chevron, where he enjoyed his job thanks to his co-workers and boss/friend Stuart Kent.

Chris was uncle to many children – some related, some not. All were special to him, but Jayda was attached to Uncle at the hip. They had many adventures together and enjoyed many episodes of Sponge Bob. These times will be greatly missed.

Chris is survived by his companion, Nancy Roark; adopted son, Tong Wu; brothers, Keith (Judy) Brown, Kimley (Maureen) Brown of Denver, Colo., Bruce (Anne) Brown of Fallon, Nev.; sister, Robyn Forgey of Boise, Idaho. He is also survived by nieces, Kelly, Stacey, Amy, Lisa, Cheryl, Lisa and Misty; nephews, Keith, Cody, Mike, Michael and Donovan; sisters-in-law, Bette, Geneva, Laurie; and brother-in-law, Clifford.

A wake will be held for Chris Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at his home, 1431 Mill Creek Drive in Moab.