Ansel Harmon Pratt, a man for all seasons, passed away June 14, 1994 of complications from prostate cancer.
Born November 19, 1906 in Hinckley, Millard County to Thomas Henry Pratt and Jane Harmon Pratt. Ansel spent his youth in Millard County and later attended the A.C. and BYU. He married Ramona R. Rodman, June 19, 1930 in Salt Lake City; they enjoyed a 60-year marriage; she preceded him in death. He was employed by Mountain States Telephone for over 40 years, and rose from the position of junior draftsman to Utah Outside Plant Engineer. He was an adventurer, builder, and a great Yankee mechanic. He built several houses, two tractors, and a boat. He loved buying and restoring Jeeps and then using them to explore the Utah Desert. He was a charter member of the Deseret Jeepsters. He and Ramona undertook several trailer expeditions to Mexico and the Yucatan. He was a man of great integrity and honesty. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church, held several positions of responsibility, and was a veteran of innumerable building funds.Survived by a brother, Claud, and a sister, Grace Thomas; a daughter, Susan Willardson (Richard), Salt Lake City; two sons, Gary (Barbara Jane), Sparks, Nevada; Richard of Salt Lake City; and eight outstanding grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, 1994 at 1 p.m. at Monument Park 4th Ward, 2245 East Roosevelt Ave. Friends may call Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 So. 200 East, and Friday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. prior to services at the chapel. Burial, Murray City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Nursing Service and Hospice.
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