Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 7, 2019
Ronald Francis Porter

Obit Ronald Francis PorterJune 7, 1951 – March 5, 2019

It is with love, gratitude and sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend.

Ron passed away unexpectedly at his home in Tooele, Utah, on March 5, 2019. He was born June 7, 1951, to F. Deris (Butch) Porter and Donna Dalton Porter in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ron lived his entire life in Tooele. He was a member of the LDS Church and earned his Duty to God Award. He attended Tooele High School where he was a member of the track and field team, graduating in 1969. He attended Weber State in Ogden, Utah, where he was a member of the horse roping team.

At the time of his passing he was working for MPE in Grantsville, Utah, as a dispatcher. Ron loved being in the outdoors, in the mountains, and at his cabin. He loved to hunt, camp, fish, and ride horses, but his greatest love was his family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and they adored him. From the age of 19, Ron was a lifetime Volunteer of the Tooele City Fire Department. 

Ron is survived by his daughter, Rhonda (Brandon) Plute; his son, Duane (Leean) Porter; his love and partner, Paula Lund; his mom, Donna Porter Johnson; his sister, Carolyn (Rick) Bevan; his grandchildren, Nova Porter, Blaydon Plute, Jax Plute, Andrew (Rachel) Porter, Colby Porter, Larissa Porter; his nieces, Staci (Ryan) Richards, Janene (Bryan) Eubank, Michelle Johnson; and many other step-children. He was preceded in death by his father; his brother, Allen Porter; his brother-in-law, Dave Johnson; and beloved cousins.

Ron loved everyone he knew, and anyone that knew him loved, adored, and admired him. He was a friend to everyone he met.

A viewing will be held at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main Street, Tooele, Utah, on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Tooele Stake Center, 253 S. Second East, Tooele, Utah, with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

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