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Ronald N. Stowe

February 23, 1932 — November 29, 2022

Ronald N. Stowe

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Ronald N. Stowe, loving husband and father of 4 children passed away at the age of 90. Ron was born on February 23, 1932 to Noah Eugene and Merle (Forgie) Stowe in Midvale, Utah. His father passed away almost 5 months before he was born.

As a young boy he learned to be a hard worker. He helped his mother with her part time job cleaning the Midvale Movie Theater after school. He worked at the farm of Frank Pearson where one of his jobs was driving tractors until after dark, then went to school the next morning. One late night while plowing a field the tractor caught on fire and he had to put out the fire with his high school letterman jacket.

In high school he met and married the love of his life, VaLoy Beckstead and they spent 71 wonderful years together until her passing August 31, 2022.

He joined the Air Force in 1951 and served for 4 years. He served during the Korean War and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He worked as a payroll clerk, so he was very popular with the Airmen. He later used these skills as the treasurer of the Wonder Federal Credit Union for several years. He worked for the Continental Baking Company as a salesman for 39 years.

Ron's life was dedicated to his family. He had a passion for the outdoors and took his family camping, boating, fishing and skiing many times. He loved spending time with the family at Snowbird the last week of June each year since 1987. Ron and VaLoy would spend the winter months traveling to warmer places in their motor home loving every minute.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints throughout his life, serving in many callings. Ron and VaLoy served an 18 month Mission for the Church in 1997 to the Arkansas Little Rock Mission, where they microfilmed court records and other documents.

Ron is survived by his children Rick (Renae) Stowe, Annette (Lamar) Wanberg and Royal (Carla) Stowe. Preceded in death by his wife VaLoy, his son Rodney, and many other family members.  He will be interred in the Midvale City Cemetery next to VaLoy and Rodney.

The family would like to give very sincere thanks to the Legacy House staff and the dedicated IHC Hospice staff that loved and cared for their Mother and Father.

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