On March 1st, 2022 we lost our beloved husband, father, brother, grandpa, and “old grandpa”.
Ronald G. Howell Sr. was born on September 2nd, 1945 to Gene and Wilda Howell in Ogden, UT. He grew up in the Ogden area and graduated from Bonneville High School in 1963. He married the love of his life, Marguerite Liptrap on December 16th, 1965. Together they have 5 children that he loved beyond measure.
Lisa (David) Webb- Troy, ILL
Jim (Melissa) Howell- Uintah, UT
Ron Howell Jr.- Salt Lake City, UT
Diana (Dan) Cameron- Uintah, UT
Corey (Stephanie) Howell- Uintah, UT
Ron proudly served in the Marine Corp. from August 1965 to August 1968. He enjoyed starting up and playing in a country music band with his brother-in-law, Bud Liptrap, whom he loved as a brother. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing good old country music. He loved our Utah Jazz and rarely missed watching a game. He was known to be a very loud and vocal chairside referee. He loved camping and riding up at the property he shared with his family and was so proud of the cabin that the family built together, with him being the supervisor. He was well known for making jars and jars of his famous “The Old Man’s Salsa”
and jalapeno jellies for everyone to enjoy. He had a great love for the holiday season and Christmas lighting. He passed his love for that down to two of his sons, Corey and Jim. They now carry this tradition on every Christmas season. He had a very quick wit and such a sense of humor! He could come up with a quick joke at any given time. He loved making us laugh. A highlight of his life was being able to work side by side for many years with his son, Corey, at Hy & Mike’s Pawn in Roy, and also for years with his son Jim in family business. He loved taking pictures of pretty sunsets and sharing them with us. When we find ourselves looking at a beautiful sunset we know you’ll be right there with us!
Ron loved going to church with his family on Sunday mornings and worshiping at Washington Heights Church. He found so much joy in this over the last years!
Ron leaves his family with so many beautiful memories and a lifetime of love. He was dearly loved by all his kids and grandkids and they are a legacy that he was very proud of. He also cherished and loved each and every great grandchild and one great-great grandchild. They all loved their “old grandpa” so much.
Ron is survived by his loving wife, Marguerite and his 5 children and their spouses. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one sister, Gloria Peterson, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sharon White.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family and his most reliable, never misleading friend, Google!
Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11 am at the Uintah Cemetery, 1500 East 6550 South, Uintah Utah 84405. A family and friend gathering will follow from 12 to 2 pm at the Washington Heights Church, 1770 East 6200 South, Ogden, Utah.