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Ronald Francis Porter

June 7, 1951 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 67)


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 South Main Street, Tooele, Utah on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tooele Stake Center, 253 South Second East, Tooele, Utah with a viewing from 9:30 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

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