clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Obituary: SMITH, RONALD

Ronald Glen Smith1929 ~ 2013Ronald Glen Smith, 83, of American Fork, Utah, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and loved ones, on April 11, 2013. He was the second of five children born to Adelbert and Della Doyle Smith, including Ralph (Gladys) and Doris (Loran) Cook, and two brothers who preceded him in death, Doyle (Reva) and Max (Connie). After graduating from American Fork High School and working for a short time at Utah Power and Light, Ron was called to serve his country during the Korean War. While training troops as a Drill Sergeant in San Luis Obispo, California, he continued to woo the woman he loved. As with so many other areas of his life, he succeeded, and was married and sealed to LouJeanne Bowen on May 2, 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple. After Ron was released from the army, he and LouJeanne returned to Utah to make American Fork their home. Ron resumed his employment at Utah Power and Light, where he was a loyal employee for 40 years his extraordinary work ethic and integrity an inspiration to all who knew him.Ron was a steadfast member of the LDS Church. He served in many positions, including Scout Master, Elders President, Senior 70s President, First Counselor in the Bishopric, High Priest Group Leader and Ward Mission Leader. He also served two Stake Missions and a full-time mission with his wife to Independence, Missouri.In addition to his wife, LouJeanne, he is survived by his six children, Jan (John) McKinney, Jill (Don) Gubler, Ryan Bowen (Darlene) Smith, Jeri Burr, JaeLeen Smith and Jennie (Ernesto) LoRusso, as well as 24 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many more dear relatives.A viewing will be held at the Anderson Mortuary (49 East 100 North, American Fork) on April 14, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the American Fork 9th Ward (673 East 300 North, American Fork) on April 15, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. The funeral will be held at the American Fork 9th Ward on April 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. He will be buried at the American Fork City Cemetery with full military honors. We wish to thank the staff at Rocky Mountain Care Home Hospice and the nurses and staff at Davita, especially those nurses who provided wonderful care during his final days.To our loving husband, father, man of faith, hero and role model you will be missed.