Ronald Elwyn Montgomery, 77, passed away suddenly in his home on Sunday, October 9, 2022, in West Valley City, Utah. Ron was born on July 10, 1945 in Ogden, Utah, to Faunt and Beth Montgomery.
Ron graduated from Clearfield High School and attended Weber State College. Ron served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Alaskan/British Columbia Mission where he served as assistant to the president. Ron also served in the Utah National Guard for six years.
Ron married his wife of fifty two years, Sue Montgomery, in 1970 in the Logan Temple. They had five children. They lived in Sandy, Utah with their first three children (Melissa, Angie and Jani) until Ron constructed a home for their family in South Jordan, Utah where they had two sons (Brad and Jeff). Always a hard worker throughout his life, he worked in commercial construction eventually becoming Superintendent. His construction career took the family to California for seven years eventually moving back to Utah. In 1997, Ron survived a severe brain injury that changed his life. He was in a coma for two weeks, and the doctor's prognosis was grim, yet he went on to defy all odds and not only come out of the coma walking and talking, but was able to live a long and relatively normal life.
Ron enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid skier and sky diver in his youth. He loved camping and spending time with his family. As his children grew, he coached and attended their sporting events. Ron loved gardening, tinkering in the yard and grew the most delicious tomatoes.
Ron is preceded in death by his father Faunt Montgomery; mother Beth Fowers Montgomery; step-mother Joy Johnson Montgomery; and brothers Wayne and Clair Montgomery.
Ron is survived by his wife Kathleen Sue Montgomery; daughters Melissa (Jesse) Packer, Angie (KC) Rice, and Jani (Doug Akagi); sons Brad (Ingrid) and Jeff Montgomery; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. We all miss and love you.
A viewing will be held Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 17, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 3890 West Bobwhite Way, West Valley City, Utah, where a viewing will precede services from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The burial will take place immediately following the funeral at Memorial Redwood Estates, 6500 S Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah.