Keith Daniel Brower passed away from coronavirus on Sunday, January 31, 2021, six days after his 86th birthday. Keith was born January 25, 1935 in St. Anthony, Idaho, the youngest of six children.
Keith grew up exploring the hills and Snake River around Glenns Ferry, Idaho. He told wonderful stories about raising pigeons and stealing watermelons. Shortly before high school graduation he moved with his mom and stepdad to Pocatello, Idaho. He served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman and developed a love for medicine. After his discharge he attended Idaho State University and later completed barber school and set up shop in Idaho Falls.
In 1956 Keith married Marilyn Spiers and while stationed with the Navy in Hawaii, their daughter, Sherry was born.
On December 15, 1973 Keith and Mary A. Winters were married. They lived in Caldwell, Idaho. They raised Bonnie, Cathie, Cristine and Brian together. Keith’s daughter, Sherry, was welcomed with open arms. Keith and Mary relocated in the summer of 1975 making stops in Pocatello and Boise/Meridian, Idaho then on to Riverton, Magna, and finally Stockton, Utah.
Keith loved the Lord and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many capacities including Bishop. He was very enthusiastic about missionary work and serving. Most recently, he enjoyed teaching a youth Sunday School class. He had a remarkable desire and ability to encourage young people.
Keith was outgoing and very personable. Everyone found him to be a wonderful friend and storyteller. He loved jokes and made connections with people everywhere he went. He valued learning as evidenced from his continued college education during the last two years. He kept trying new things and always had a project! Some of his many interests included his family, his country, flying airplanes, cooking, reading, classical and western music, John Wayne movies, drawing, wood working, history, swimming, economic theory, the stock market, puppets, and ventriloquism.
Keith is remembered by 5 children, 20 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren (with one more arriving in March). He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Winters Brower, parents Elva Stoddard Hartman and Ralph Brower, Stepfather Irvine Hartman, and all his siblings.
Private family burial with US Navy Military Honors will be held in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, next to his loving wife, Mary.
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My favorite memory of Keith is when Randy would go in to get a haircut and Keith would ask him, “Know any rumors? Want to start any?” Loved his sense of humor and his smile!
I remember Bishop Brower as a kind and gentle man. When I was ward librarian he would occasionally come back to tell me that he appreciated what I was doing in that calling. I think only one other person every told me that in the five years that I had that calling. He was gracious when he found out that we had bought the house he was living in and needed to move with short notice. I am so sorry for your loss.
Keith was by barber for many years. I loved going to him & getting my hair cut. We would always talk about growing tomatoes & Cow boy music. He loved being a Bishop especially working with the youth. He loved cooking for them. I shared my secret baked been recipe that he loved & the youth loved. Just a great man. I miss you Keith.
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