The Families of Adam Keith

“Once upon a time ...”, family facts and tales


A renaissance woman

Patricia Condon Brim [1923-2007]


Ancestry: Adam Keith1>Johann Michael Keith2>Michael Keith3>Michael Keith4>Harriet [Keith] m. [Robert] Moore5>Ida Belle [Moore] m. [Frank J.] Condon6>Waide M. Condon7

Patricia Condon Brim

On December 16, 2007 Patricia Condon Brim left life as she had lived it for 85 years, with courage, grace, wisdom, generosity and unconditional love for her family and friends. She leaves an enduring legacy in her love of literature, art, hospitality and music, shared with her children, her community and the hundreds of students to whom she taught English. A former state chairman of Utah Common Cause, she also served on the board of the League of Women Voters of Utah and of Salt Lake City, and as Chair of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. She also served on the Rowland Hall Alumni Board and as a member of the Utah Women's State Legislative Council. The Democratic Party just lost a vote. Patricia was born in Marion, Ohio in 1923 to Waide Condon and Geneal Johnson Condon. She was raised in Salt Lake City, graduating from the Rowland Hall School in 1941 and earning a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She earned an MA in English Literature from The American University, Washington DC in 1964 and taught English at the University of Utah, American University and the Holton Arms School for Girls in Bethesda, Maryland where her passion for literature inspired a generation of young women. She also was an accomplished classical pianist and until her final illness enjoyed playing with other musicians. She married Raymond Edward Brim (Colonel, USAF Retired) of Salt Lake City on December 7, 1942, with whom she celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on December 7, 2007. Their marriage was a loving friendship that warmed the lives of all who knew them. They served together around the world during his 33 year career in the U.S. Air Force. Their postings included Washington, DC, Tokyo, Japan, and Wiesbaden, Germany. During these years she served as president of the Far East Women's Club and the German American Women's Club. Patricia is survived by her husband and brother, Michael J. Condon of Hendersonville, NC as well as two daughters, Cecilia Straus of Washington DC and Christine Blau of Fairfax, Virginia and four grandchildren, Julia Straus, Emily Straus, David Blau and Daniel Blau. Her ashes will be interred at the St. Mark's Columbarium. The viewing will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 S., on Wed., December 19, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. Memorial services will be held at St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 100 S., SLC, Utah, on Thurs., December 20th, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates contributions made to the Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School or the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.