|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1950|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 2006|
Ronald Charles Fawson 1950 ~ 2006
Ronald Charles Fawson, a kind and gentle man, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at the age of 56, surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 19, 1950, the eldest son of Charles Theo Fawson and Ruth Rutter Jack Fawson. From his earliest years he had an inquisitive mind and loved to learn. Ron was on Granite High School's wrestling team and played the clarinet in the school band. He had a deep love for the gospel of Jesus Christ, and because of his testimony, served as a missionary to New Zealand for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1969 to 1971. On September 7, 1973, Ron married Anne Elizabeth Lawler in the Salt Lake City Temple. Ron was a devoted husband and a proud and loving father to their four children. The last several years, he delighted in being a grandfather to Kailey, Kelsey, Natalie, Porter, Brenna, and Lucy. His passion for American history led Ron to a degree in political science from the University of Utah, where he graduated magna cum laude. From that time forward he was always active in local politics. Ron was an inspiring teacher, an enthusiastic sports fan who loved attending Jazz games, and was a fearless debater. He worked as an insurance agent for McMullin Associates where, because of his exceptional knowledge, his colleagues knew him as "the professor." Throughout his life Ron's devotion to his church never wavered. As a young man, he served as bishop of the Grant Second Ward. His great love for the scriptures and Church history made him an inspiring and passionate Gospel Doctrine teacher, a calling he held for many years. He also served on the High Council, as ward mission leader, and was an enthusiastic Scouter. Ron was also a proud member of the Modern Mormon Battalion, Company A. Always a loving son, after the passing of his mother, Ron had a singular relationship with his father. He also cherished his close and loving association with his sisters and brothers and their families. He took comfort in the knowledge that "families are forever."
Surviving Ron are his wife, Anne, and children: Jared (Janalyn), Layton; Peter, Salt Lake; Pam, Portland, Oregon; Julie (Kevin) Catoe, North Salt Lake; six grandchildren. His father Theo, also survives as well as his sisters and brothers: Elizabeth (Wayne) Margetts; Lynne (Bill) Cannegieter; Christine (Charles) Zito; Steven (Shawn) Fawson; Douglas (Danell) Fawson; and many nieces and nephews to whom Ron was dear.
His mother, Ruth, and his niece Shelly, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 23, at 12:00 noon in the Springview View Ward, 3151 South 900 East. The family will receive friends at a viewing Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the ward. Interment will be held at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Charles Theo Fawson (1918 - 2013)
Ruth Rutter Jack Fawson (1915 - 1987)
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Burt
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
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