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Ronald Duane GilletteFebruary 23, 1935 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 82)
Ronald Duane Gillette
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully on July 5, 2017 at his home in Tooele, Utah. Ron was born in Tooele, Utah on February 23, 1935, to Leslie Edward (Ted) Gillette and Emily Clark Butler. Ron graduated from Tooele High School in 1954. Ron married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Sherron Rae Hunt on November 19, 1954. Together they had two children Debra Ann Gillette and Duane Gillette.
Ron was a hard-working man. He took over the family business of Gillette Ambulance Service and Green Top Taxi at the age of 18. He enjoyed supporting Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats. He also drove the school bus for Tooele County School District for 49 years until he retired in June 2008. He was a fun-loving person and loved people. He especially loved the field trips and sporting events and the students loved seeing him cheer them on.
Ron loved the outdoors. Going hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and snowmobiling with his family and friends were his favorite thing to do. There are many special memories of times spent with Ron pointing his finger and thumb which meant for us all to listen up because he was about to tell one of his stories and make everyone laugh. He always had a smile that made everyone else smile and laugh. He was always there to support his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Yvonne Hollar Norton. He is survived by his wife Sherron, his 2 children Debra Ann Gillette and Duane (Angie) Gillette, 5 grandchildren Chad Nickolas, Zachary Buzianis, Tiffany Nickolas, Cody Gillette, and Kaylee Gillette.
Visitation will be held at Tate Mortuary on July 13, 2017 at 10:00am followed by a memorial service at 11:00am.