James Edward Brown, born February 6, 1942 in Vaughn, NM, to James A and Sueretta Owens Brown. He passed away on October 6, 2022 at home in Antimony, at the age of 80 years. He was raised with four siblings: Beulah, Bob, Earl and Richard.
At age 15, his family moved to California. He and his brothers competed in rodeos participating in bull riding and team roping events.
James met his love at age 18, Billie Lou Edwards. They were married in 1962 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June 2022.
He earned his livelihood by working in the construction industry, iron work, carpentry and wireless infrastructure. Plus he was a rodeo contractor for 13 years in southern California.
Retiring in 2004, he and Billie moved to their home in Antimony, Utah. He enjoyed his retired years hunting, helping with cowboy work on the King Ranch, Antimony, and raising hay on his 28 acre farm.
Jim and Billie have two sons: James E. Jr., (Stacey L), M. DeWayne (Melinda L.); grandchildren: James D., Tayler R., Kelsie C., Coltyn R., Garrett D. (Amber A.), Wade M., Trace L.; and great-grandson, Casey Scott.
Preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Beulah and Earl.
Cremation services have been held at the Magleby Mortuary and Cremation Center. Memorial services were previously held. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com