Preston Thomas Brown was born at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah September 4, 2001, to grateful parents Guy L. Brown and Angela Cole Brown. He died on March 19, 2023. He was a bonus baby for Guy, and Angela’s only child. He came into a family with three wonderful older half-brothers from Guy’s first marriage, Garrett, Austin, and Logan Brown. They were great brothers for Preston, and he loved and admired each one of them.

Preston attended Bolton and Valley View Elementary Schools, Millcreek Jr. High School, and Bountiful High School. He was a 2020 graduate of Davis Adult High School.

Preston suffered every day for the past 21 years from auto-immune diseases. Atopic dermatitis covered his entire body from the time he was 3 months old. He also suffered from psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, asthma, and horrible food allergies that limited his diet. He went through many lotions, potions, clinical trials, and treatments with little to no success.

Preston was an artist and a musician. He worked hard to master the electric guitar, bass guitar, 8-string guitar, and acoustic guitar. He also loved RC trucks and cars. He looked forward to hiking the trails with his RC trucks. He found acceptance in the brotherhood of the RC community. He was excited about 3D printing, Legos, MTG, chess, Anime, music, and playing cards and games with family and friends. He enjoyed boating, camping, UTV rides, 4-wheeling, his motorcycle, and summers at Bear Lake with both sides of the family. He loved his daily-driver Ford Mustang, and he was planning on restoring and showing off his 1983 Fox Body Mustang with his dad.

The last few years were a special blessing for Guy and Angela. Preston was able to go on almost every camping trip, Mustang Club event, and RC event with his parents. They were able to spend weeks in what Angela humorously referred to as FFF (Forced Family Fun.)

Preston is survived by his parents, Guy & Angela Brown (Woods Cross, UT). Siblings Garrett, Austin (Alyssa), and Logan (Jade). Also survived by 1 niece, 3 nephews, and several beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents Garry & June Brown, and Lyle & Sharolyn Butters Cole, and his aunt, Marcie Cole Call.

A few words from Angela, “Our hearts are shattered by Preston’s death. We dedicated our lives to helping Preston, and we lost the battle here. Our beautiful boy was in so much pain both emotionally and physically every day. His body was never his friend. He had challenges that he just didn’t have the skills to overcome. The last 2 months were especially hard for him.

Then on that fateful day, he couldn’t remember how good life is. He couldn’t remember his talents & gifts. He forgot that he was very loved by so many. He died by suicide. So much anguish.

We are strengthened in our grief by our faith in our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. We believe Preston is in a place of rest, healing, learning and love. We believe he is surrounded by loving grandparents, great grandparents, and his dear Aunt. We believe that when we see our sweet boy again, he will be healed, he will be clear-minded, and he will still be, so very loved.”

A Go Fund Me has been set up to help the Brown family in this difficult time.

https://gofund.me/0ef05e57 (link below).

Preston Brown’s Celebration of Life is Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 11am at the Woods Cross Stake Center 2064 South 800 West, Woods Cross, UT, with visiting prior from 9:30-10:30am. Final resting place at Lakeview Cemetery in Bountiful, UT.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, Apr. 15, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Woods Cross Stake Center
2064 South 800 West
Woods Cross, UT 84087

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Angela Brown

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Mar 29, 2023

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This touched me greatly today. Even the great Jesus Christ said, as he suffered in Gethsemane, "If that will, take this cup from me" He the greatest of all found it hard to bear the pain of others.

Your son had great things to bear, and he did it for many years. I am sad for you, but I hope you know he did his best.

Mike radford , springville, UT, US Apr 10, 2023

This touched me greatly today. Even the great Jesus Christ said, as he suffered in Gethsemane, "If that will, take this cup from me" He the greatest of all found it hard to bear the pain of others.

Your son had great things to bear, and he did it for many years. I am sad for you, but I hope you know he did his best.

Mike radford , springville, UT, US Apr 10, 2023

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