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Nathaniel (Nate) BrownJuly 8, 1976 ~ March 28, 2017 (age 40)
Click below to listen to the funeral service. Available until July 3, 2017.
After a valiant battle with kidney cancer, our dear son, husband, father & friend, Nathaniel Clayton Rigby Brown, passed away peacefully in his home on March 28, 2017 surrounded by his family. The nurses said he fought harder and was more positive than anyone they had seen. Nathan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 8, 1976 to Robert Rigby Brown and Carma Marie Moore Brown. He was sealed to Meredith Mageras on September 25, 1999 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have two children, Katelyn (Katy), and Cameron.
Nathan grew up in the East Millcreek area, and then moved to Cottonwood Heights, Utah when he was in the 4th grade. He eventually purchased his childhood home where he lived with his wife and children. He graduated from Skyline High School in 1994. He attended and graduated from Universal Technical Institute, a specialty school for heating and air conditioning in Phoenix, Arizona and then worked for Thompson and Sons, eventually starting his own HVAC business. In 2006, he began nursing school at Westminster College where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science. He worked for Holladay Health Care until 2015 and then began to work for Primary Children’s Hospital in the surgical unit until his illness. Throughout his two careers Nathan made countless friends touching and enriching their lives with his sparkling humor, fun, kindness and service. Foremost, Nathan was a devoted husband and father, a healer, a teacher, a staunch and fierce friend & brother, and an example of courage, strength and love.
He loved, rock climbing, gardening, cooking, dancing, camping and having fun with family and friends as well as playing games where he liked being a good player on the team. Nathan had a deep testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his last wish was that everyone read the Book of Mormon and pray about it and that they be healed. He loved you all, especially his wife Meredith, his two children, his parents, and his 3 brothers Joshua (Shelly), Stephen (Jen), Morgan, and only dear sister, Madelynne (Scott) Broyles and extended families. Nathan was especially grateful to his wife’s parents, J. T. and Sharlene Mageras, as well as her other family members for their hundreds of hours of service and their unequaled support during these last nine months. He appreciated the prayers, encouragement and many acts of kindness of his nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and colleagues, who prayed for him, advised and nursed him, and gave him the strength to endure his courageous battle. In passing, he thanked God for his life and repeated the phrase you have seen him use on Facebook. “I love you all.”
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00am at the Rosecrest 1st Ward, 3101 South 2300 East. Friends and family are invited to visit Monday evening 6:00-8:00pm at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church Tuesday morning 9:30-10:30am prior to the service. Interment at Elysian Burial Gardens. Guestbook to post messages and tributes for the family is available at: www.HolbrookMortuary.com.