Jack Gilbert Brown, Native American name: Trask-tewa, meaning Roadrunner in English, age 25, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018. Jack was born in Sandy, Utah but had the opportunity to move with his family to Alaska and then New Mexico, where he graduated from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque. He proudly served a two-year mission to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following his mission, Jack was preparing to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Weber State University. He loved his time at the University where through his involvement with the Army ROTC he was preparing to be commissioned an officer in the United States Army upon graduation.
Jack will be sorely missed for his sweet spirit, mischievous smile and quick wit. He was a bright young man who was a true joy to be around. Jack never had a bad word to say about anyone. He enjoyed camping, going to movies, hockey games, baseball games, and playing video games with his friends and family. Jack was proud of his Native American heritage and was a member of the Zia Pueblo tribe from New Mexico.
He is survived by his mother, Jessica Brown; father Steven Brown; brother Nicholas Brown; and his sister-in-law Tiffany Brown; as well as many aunts; uncles; cousins; and two grandmothers, Sherie Brown and Mary Jane Miles, who will miss him greatly. He is preceded in death by both his grandfathers of whom he was named after, Jack Brown and Gilbert Lucero; two aunts; and an uncle.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 27, 2018, 11:00 am. at Medal View Ward house, 4310 South 3200 West. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park following the funeral.