Elder Victor L. Brown Dies at 81


Elder Victor L. Brown, 81, an emeritus General Authority, died 26 March 1996 of a lingering illness.

Elder Brown was the 10th Presiding Bishop of the Church and had served as an active General Authority from 1961 until 1989, when he was given emeritus status. He served more than four years as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy after having served 24 years in the Presiding Bishopric of the Church, 13 of those years as Presiding Bishop. While a member of the Seventy, he also served for two years as president of the Salt Lake Temple.

Victor Lee Brown was born 31 July 1914 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, to Gerald S. and Maggie Lee Brown. On 13 November 1936 he married Lois Ashton Kjar in the Salt Lake Temple. She preceded him in death. Elder Brown is survived by his five children.

In 1940 Victor Brown began working as a reservation agent in Salt Lake City for United Airlines. He later held positions in Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colorado, and was an executive at the firm’s Chicago headquarters.

Elder Brown later served on the board of directors of Western Airlines and recently had been honored as a Utah Pioneer of Flight.

Funeral services for Elder Brown were held on 30 March 1996.