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Tanner Max Brown

05/12/1928 - 03/19/2021

Tanner Max Brown entered into eternal life on March 19, 2021.  He was born on May 12, 1928 in Thatcher, Az.  Our beloved Father and Grandfather, Tanner is pre-deceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Carol, and is survived by his 5 children;  Layne(Ken), Paige(Scott), Tanner Jr.(Jeannie), Todd(Julie) and Quinn, along with 51 grandchildren including 33 ‘greats’ and 2 ‘great-greats’.

Tanner served in the Northern States Mission as Patriarch in Mesa Arizona Pueblo Stake and was a temple worker in the Mesa Arizona Temple for 22 years, as well as being known as the “singing bishop” in Tucson Second Ward for 9 years because of his beautiful tenor voice.

Our family patriarch was a kind, caring, gentle, loving man, who was very devoted to his family and will always be loved and cherished by many.   He will forever be remembered by his family as “Our Sweet Gift from Heaven on Earth” Dad and Grandpa.

Sadly, due to Covid no services will be held.


  • I just learned of his passing. Tanner and I served in the Temple together for several years and I came to love and respect him for his gentle and loving kindness. He’s greatly missed.

  • I loved working with him in the temple, a man of great spiritual insight. Mary and I will miss him.

  • Brother Brown was such a great example to me. We worked in The Mesa Temple on the same shift. He will truly be missed, but we will see him again.

  • Andrew Petersen

    What a wonderful man. We too served in the Mesa Temple with Brother Brown and he made a great influence in our experience. What a sweet tender soul. His family is richly blessed. All our love and condolences.

  • I worked with your Dad in the Temple for 6 years and was
    privilege to help him walk to his assignment with his clear crystal cane that his family gave him. It was shocking that he had passed on. I was looking forward to working along side him when the Temple opens again. He was the kindest person I knew. I occasionally told him that I wished I had a Dad like him. I morn your lost. I know he is happy to be united with his beloved wife. My condolences for your lost

  • I loved serving with Tanner in the Mesa Temple. He helped open our hearts to the love, kindness and spiritual light of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior in that wonderful place. Tanner was the embodiment of heavenly traits and an example of a brother I wanted to emulate.

  • This wonderful man gave me my patriarchal blessing. I have thought of him many times since then. This gift has brought me peace and direction. I feel blessed to have known him.

  • Tammie (Wing) King

    He will always be my Bishop. I loved and his family very much. Because of his guidance and his role model of
    family I have a great life in the church. Wonderful man. Fantastic family.

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