Jane Brown Udarbe
1937 ~ 2017
Jane Brown Udarbe peacefully passed away in her home on
August 23, 2017. She was born October 7, 1937 in Kingston,
Ontario, Canada to Charles Brown and Helen Doris Simpson.
She lived close to both sets of grandparents, uncles, aunts
and cousins, with whom she enjoyed many family relationships.
As a young woman she attended the Kingston Collegiate and
Vocational Institute. Her great desire was to become a nurse
following in the footsteps of a much admired cousin. Unfortunately,
this dream was not realized. She loved participating in
various sports, especially hockey, was an avid swimmer and
a fierce competitor.
Beverley was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints on September 7, 1952. As the youngest
member of the Relief Society in the Kingston Branch, she
often assisted driving her mother, as president, in visiting
the various sisters. On one occasion she traveled with these
members to visit the Hill Cumorah and had the privilege
of attending a worship service in the Sacred Grove with
the Apostle, Spencer W. Kimball. This made a lasting impression
At the age of seventeen, Beverley left her home in Kingston
and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Here she found jobs in
various business establishments, going on to work for the
Church Genealogical Society and at one time being employed
by Pres. J. Reuben Clark, Jr. She resided in the 20th Ward
of the Ensign Stake where she met her husband, John Robert
Udarbe. They were married on February 10, 1961 in the Salt
Lake City Temple. Together they had two children, Jonette
Udarbe Wells and John Robert Udarbe, Jr. Always faithful
to priesthood callings, her early training under inspired
mentorship, lead her into the service of the Master as a
Stake Missionary and in the Relief Society, Primary, Young
Women and Cub Scouting programs.
As years rolled on she would be instrumental in touching
the lives of sisters of all ages, circumstances, cultures
and nationalities. She loved the beautiful variety of Heavenly
Father’s special daughters. Her unique talents drew
many to acknowledge their own divine nature as she applied
generously the Balm of Gilead.
On June 10, 1968 Beverley, along with her mother, became
naturalized citizens of the United States of America. She
loved this country, she cherished freedom and retained in
remembrance the duty and responsibility of citizenship and
was ever grateful for the unbounding privileges afforded
under the banner of liberty. She volunteered when and where
possible to enhance the lives of others, especially those
from foreign countries. Language barriers were no problem
for her as she often used communication of the heart and
Beverley was preceded in death by her son, John Robert
Udarbe, Jr., and her brothers, Lawrence James Brown and
Thomas Charles Brown. She is survived by her husband John
Robert Udarbe, daughter Jonette Udarbe Wells, granddaughters
Laurel Anne Wells Morgan and Bethany Wells, grandson, Christian
John Wells, and by her sister Charlene Lynn Pierce.
Funeral services will take place Thursday, August 31, 2017
at the Cedar Hills Utah West Stake Center: 4580 W Cedar
Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah 84062. Family and friends
are invited to a viewing that will be held from 9:30 a.m
-10:30 a.m., with funeral services following at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow at the Orem City Cemetery: 1520 N
800 E, Orem, Utah 84097.