Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 7, 2020
Ron “Onie” Hale

Obit Ron HaleDec. 29, 1942 – July 3, 2020 (Age 77)

Ron Hale passed away peacefully in his home July 3, 2020, of natural causes.

Ron graduated from Grantsville High School with the class of 1961. He enjoyed playing sports especially football. He married his high school sweetheart, Carolee Johnson, on April 4, 1962. They were the proud parents of Eric, Andrew, and Heather.

After working many years, he retired to take care of Carolee. She suffered from diabetes and other health conditions. He selflessly took care of her for many years and took her to dialysis treatments for 15 years until her passing in 2018.

He developed a love for the outdoors at a young age while on memorable trips to the West Desert with his grandfather. He passed this love for the outdoors onto his children and nephews. Ron enjoyed fishing in Wyoming, hunting and camping in the West Desert. Carolee gave approval to these trips under one condition: that he would take the family on an annual trip to Disneyland.

After losing one of his companions, Der, the family dog, Carolee told Ron “No more dogs.” Ron told everyone else that she didn’t say about anything “about cats….”

Ron is survived in death by his children Eric (Cholamany) Hale, Andrew Hale, Heather (Mike) Sutton;  grandchildren Zen (Mandie) Hale, Shem Hale, Nia (Blake) Whitehead, Alex (Trent) Kranwinkle, and Meg Sutton; great-grandchildren, Ava Kranwinkle, Gus Hale, Uinta Kranwinkle, and Grey Hale.

Eric and Heather would like to express their gratitude for their brother Andrew for taking care of their parents over the years. His unconditional love and support are very appreciated.

A graveside dedication will be held at the Grantsville City Cemetery on Friday, July 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, 435-884-3031.

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