Carol Jean Head Brown

December 27, 1936 – March 1, 2019

Carol Jean Head Brown passed away in her home in Moab on March 1, 2019, surrounded by her four loving daughters, following a brief battle with cancer. 

Carol was born to Irene Carrollo and Heischel Pete Head on Dec. 27, 1936, in Kemmerer, Wyo. She attended Reliance High School and graduated from Hawthorne High School in Gardena, Calif., in 1954.  Carol married Albert “Clayton” Brown on December 23, 1954, in Gardena, Calif., and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, where Clayton was stationed in the Air Force. 

After living in various places while Clayton was in the Air Force, they moved back to Kemmerer and later transferred to Utah, where they lived near La Sal Junction. In 1975, they moved to Moab where Carol worked for Drs. Mayberry, Murray and Rouzer at the Moab Medical Center.  Carol was active in Utah Ladies of the Elks, serving as the Utah State President from 1997 to 1998.  After Clayton passed away in 2002, Carol moved to Grand Junction, Colo., where she volunteered for Hope West Hospice.

Carol recently moved back to Moab to be near family. Carol loved spending time with her family and friends and especially enjoyed traveling together.

She was blessed with four daughters: Carolyn Kay (Robert) Young of Monticello, Utah; Cathy Lynn (Jody) Squires of Juneau, Alaska; Maxine Irene (Richard) Arment of Louisville, Colo.; and Gail Marie (Darrin) Wells of Moab, Utah; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

Carol is also survived by her sister, Susan Kay Head (Jim Tischler) of Petaluma, Calif.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Brown, parents, Irene and Heischel Head and her brother Rev. Robert B. Head.

A rosary will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Moab, Utah, on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., with a funeral mass on Friday, March 8, at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Community Nursing Service Home Health and Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

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