I found out that my good friend, and former boss, Steve Brown passed away last night unexpectedly. I was shocked, and it hasn't really hit me yet. In the meantime, I wanted to take the opportunity to write down some of my favorite memories of Steve.
Steve was the happy-guy in the office. It seemed when things were really stressful, that we could always count on him to lighten the mood. He was always joking around and was so fun to chat with. When I worked in the University Club building on the 14th floor, he would always come back to the forum, a special place removed from the rest of the office building that had wood paneling and smelled of old moss. He would always come back around 3:00 p.m. just to check up on the four of us that were stashed in the back.
He called me Lindsey-rooskie and always commented on my dating life. He was the bishop of a single's ward and I recall, he printed off his picture ward directory and brought it over so that my other single friend, Miaken, and I could choose our top mates. Going through the meat market together, he would say stuff like, "Oh, he is not good enough for you, but check this guy out." I enjoyed his laughter and loved being in the same room as him.
Even though I didn't get to work with him that often, I know that when there was a task at hand, that he worked and worked hard to make sure everyone was happy and that he was content with the outcome. I will always have this deep respect and gratitude for this man. My heart goes out to his family, business partners, and all those who have come to know him.