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From: "R Bradley Potts" <>
Subject: [ATWOOD] Ronald Atwood (1943 - 2006), Elmo, UT
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 22:56:24 -0500

Sun Advocate <>
Price, Utah
August 11, 2006

Ronald Atwood

ELMO/Wayne County - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and true friend, Ronald Atwood, has gone home to his Heavenly Father and joined his father and grandparents. He passed away Aug. 6, 2006 at the age of 63 at his home in Elmo surrounded by family and friends due to a rare cancer called Pleural Mesothelioma caused by Asbestos.

Ronald was born July 18, 1943 to William Dean and Mary Azelia Harper Atwood in Price. Ron was raised in Elmo on their farm along with two brothers, Ferrel and DelRoy, and one sister, Dorene. He married Diana Roselyn Horton, May 3, 1963 in Price. They had three beautiful daughters: Gaylynn, Ronda Francine and Valarie Dee. They were later divorced. He met Nancy Kaye Wilcock in June of 1984. They were married June 27, 1987 in Wendover and had one son together, Derrick Dean Atwood.

He graduated from North Emery High in 1961. Ron was on the track team and high school rodeos.

He enjoyed being outdoors with family and friends. He loved to go hunting, fishing and just driving around out in the desert.

He loved going to Argyle and herding cows with his friends and one special friend, Jed Oliver, who has passed on.

He loved animals and animals loved him. You would always find Ron with horses in particular, he loved to ride them in the mountains and on the desert chasing wild horses. He was always with his faithful companion, Bandit.

He had worked at Deer Creek mine for 25 years when he was disabled from injuries sustained in the mines. A year later, he was able to retire. He was friends with everyone there, including his bosses.

When he retired, he moved to Fremont for two years, farming on his brother-in-law's farm, then he moved to Bicknell and leased Ken Garrett's farm in Torrey just to pass the time away. He made many friends in Wayne County, whom he loved being around.

He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Survived by wife, Nancy Kaye; daughters, Gaylynn (Stan) Silveria of Star Ranch, Idaho; Ronda (Darin) Gardner of Cleveland; Valarie (Mark) Stephens of Salt Lake City; son, Derrick (Samantha) Atwood of Huntington; Lori (Mike) Conboy of Huntington; Sheridan Swasey of Elmo; AriAnn (Jeromy) Childress of Green River; Alison Thompson of Germany; mother, Mary Azelia Harper Atwood of Huntington; brothers, Ferrel (Sally) Atwood of Huntington; DelRoy (Lynda) Atwood of Salt Lake City; sister, Dorene (Garold) Horrocks of Fremont; 17 grandchildren, Kristyn Jean Nielson, Paden Morgan Wells, Orin Tel Gardner, Tanner Darin, Oakley Stephens, Shelby Lynne Stephens, Traci Stephens, Mistyna Kaye Young, Brittnie Don Conboy, Josie Mariah Conboy, Shawnee Jean Conboy, Samantha Marie DuCourant, Cody Dean Childress, Ashlie Jean Diann Childress, Richard LeRoy Demorest, Alysha Diann Dawson, MariJo Ellen Atwood, and one on the way. Also many nieces and nephews, special friends, Royce Allred (his joke wif!
e), Ed and Diane Wall family, Chad and Vickie Hansen family, Mackie Hansen family, Hope and Hannah Hooley, Thomas and LynDawn Ellett family, Greg Ellett family, Steven Deem; many more numerous friends; and his two companions, Roxy and Shorty. He was preceded in death by father, William Dean Atwood; grandparents, William James and Laura Dorcas Cramer Atwood, Samuel George Harper and Maude Luette Oviatt Harper Franklin; sister-in-law, Tina Atwood; and favorite companions, Bandit and Pepper.

It was his wish to be cremated. There will be a graveside service Saturday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m., at Cleveland cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. A celebration of Ron's life will be at his home, located at 120 S. Center Street in Elmo, immediately following graveside service.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Community Nursing, especially Joann and Heather; Dr. Krishna M. Sundar, Dr. John H. Mitchell and Dr. Melissa Cocoran from Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

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