SALT LAKE CITY - Billy Gentry Brown's suffering ended Nov. 7, 2009. She was born April 2, 1980 in Price to Billy and Tammy Olson Gentry.
She was far too unique for any words, any contrivance of man to express. And yet...awards, scholarships, GPA's, recitals, concerts all mattered less to her than the most blessed people whom she held dear. And dearest among them were her husband and her "beautiful angels" Corinne and Caecelia. Well she knew that they were her greatest treasure, her source of joy and her crowning glories. She added beauty to the world by her smile, her laugh, her friendship, her music, her daughters, her life.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; daughters, Corinne and Caecelia; mother, Tammy (Dave) Hoffman; sisters, Kim (Kirk) Heaton and Tina (Mike) Moore.
He would declare and could himself believe
That the birds there in all the garden round
From having heard the daylong voice of Eve Had added to their own an oversound,
Her tone of meaning but without the words.
Admittedly an eloquence so soft
Could only have had an influence on birds
When call or laughter carried it aloft.
Be that as may be, she was in their song.
Moreover her voice upon their voices crossed
Had now persisted in the woods so long
That probably it never would be lost.
Never again would birds' song be the same.
And to do that to birds was why she came.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City. A vigil service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 E. 100 S., where friends may call from 6 - 7 p.m. Committal, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness, Utah Chapter, 450 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City, 84102.
In paradisum deducant te Angeli:
in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.
Chrous Angelorum te suscipiant, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere aeternam habeas requiem.
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