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Obituary - Terry Browning Lichfield

Article Date: 
12 August, 2011 (All day)

 

Toquerville, Utah – Terry Browning Lichfield, age 53, passed away due to complications from rheumatic fever. Terry returned to heaven to rejoice with his father and two brothers, his horse Star, and his favorite black lab Lady. Terry was born December 22, 1957 in Logan, Utah to Walter Curtis Lichfield and Wilma Browning Lichfield. 

Terry grew up in many towns in Utah. He graduated from Roy High and actually was acquainted with Jim McMahon. Terry served a mission for the LDS Church in the Washington D.C. Mission. Terry returned to meet and marry the “love of his life”, DeAnn Fowers in the Logan LDS Temple. The couple was blessed with two sweet beautiful daughters. They were later divorced. Terry married Marie Eastman. The couple had one son. Later he would meet and marry his “soul-mate” Suzanne. Terry loved people. He loved to share stories over pizza while watching sports events. Terry enjoyed going on cruises and vacations with his parents and siblings. One favorite event was a safari to Africa with his siblings.

Terry had a vivid imagination. At a young age he had an adventurous spirit and searched for tadpoles with a friend which then created a radio and KSL television frenzied search for the two lost little boys. During elementary days he contracted rheumatic fever. On a particular camping trip he forgot his penicillin pills and so the Scouts kept him in large supply of fresh raw potatoes which from then on he was affectionately called “Tator” or “Tate” for short. Once, during “karaoke night” on a cruise with his family he said, “I always wanted to dance like no one was watching and sing the song that is in my heart”. Terry was a peculiar and loveable peacemaker. Terry was generous to friends and strangers alike. He suffered a lot of pain from his health but endured to the end.

Terry leaves behind three children; Chelsee (McKenna) Fuller, Chanel Lichfield, Aaron Browning Lichfield and one adorable granddaughter, Shaelee. 

During the past dozen years, Terry has been cared for by his sister-in-law, Patti and more recently by his angel mother, Wilma. Terry’s mother and siblings would like to express their appreciation for his kind and compassionate brother, Robert, who provided the necessities of life and comfort and to whom Terry admired and was very fond of.

The family appreciates the services of the hospitals, doctors, nurses and staff throughout his life. Terry will be missed by his many single and married friends, family and ward members. The family especially appreciates the service of the Toquerville 3rd Ward Relief Society and his road warrior buddy, Bishop Lynn Williams.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Primary Children’s Hospital in his name.

 Funeral services were held Monday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the Toquerville LDS Chapel, 63 Toquerville Blvd.  An “open microphone” and viewing was held in the Relief Society room of the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This was a time where anyone was free to share their fond experiences of Terry. A Graveside service under the direction of Terry’s oldest brother, Brent, was be held in the Browning section of the Ogden City Cemetery on Tuesday, August 9th at 3 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, Utah (435) 673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign his guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com .