LaAir Brown (Stevens), at age 67, was reunited with her Parents in Heaven, daughter LaDawn, parents Don and Ann Stevens, along with many other departed friends and family, on August 23, 2022 at 3:21 in the morning.
LaAir was born in Fillmore, Utah on December 25, 1954 (a Christmas baby as her childen and loved ones would say). As a child she moved around quite often due to her father’s employment but easily made friends everywhere she went. She grew up on a ranch in Cheyenne, Wyoming, then moved from there to the bay area of California and spent all of her
childhood years between there and Sacramento.
Her brothers describe her as feisty and loyal; growing up, often taking on a “momma bear” role as the oldest of the three, defending them when needed. She continued to fight loyally throughout her life for those she loved. As a big believer in "Karma", she valued keeping the peace with others but knew how and when to draw the line if she felt someone she loved was being mistreated.
At a young age she developed a quick wit and lovable sass. Enjoying a good laugh or providing someone else with a good laugh were always among her top priorities. She maintained her sense of humor even up till the end when her doctor asked her if she knew who the president was and she mumbled “Who cares?!”. As he continued to ask more questions to test her coherence she would tease, “Why are you asking me? Don’t you know?!”. Her infectious laugh and ability to not take herself or life too seriously will be sorely missed by all of those who were blessed to know her.
As a mother of a child with disabilities, LaAir was always partial to the “underdogs” in society or anyone that was a little “different”. Her way of saying “I love you” to others usually included the ASL hand gesture for “I love you”. She taught her daughter LaDawn, who had communication limitations, to do the hand signal for “I love you” and somehow along the way LaDawn also caught on to another, more controversial, hand signal that she—having inherited her mom’s fire and sass—often used while laughing mischievously. Because of this, anytime a little one naively used the same controversial gesture, LaAir fondly made a comment like, “Look! They must’ve spent time with LaDawn before coming to Earth!”
Christlike service was without a doubt the main hobby of LaAir’s. She not only served in many capacities for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but anyone that knows her—whether a member of her faith or not—has likely been a recipient of her love and charity; often in the form of her homemade food. Her children recall that if their friends found out she was making her famous chicken chili or fried burritos, they would inevitably invite themselves over for dinner. LaAir moved to Utah to be closer to her parents whom she also diligently served and cared for until their passing.
LaAir was a compassionate, jovial, and generous mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and cherished friend. She is survived by siblings Dee (Carol) Stevens and Don Stevens; her children Tawnya (Alberto) Hernandez, Cody (Brandi) Brown, and Katie (Ricky) Hatch; her grandsons (who know her as “Momma LaAir”) Nate, Ethan, Josh, Luke, Wyatt, and Travis.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 S 100 E Logan, UT. Interment to follow at the Millville Cemetery where family and friends will gather to honor LaAir and share memories and stories. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
All who are able to attend are encouraged to wear LaAir’s favorite color, purple, in celebration of her and her life. Those who would like to attend the funeral virtually may use the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86848919049.