Ronald John Hannay
June 25, 2010
Ronald John Hannay passed away June 23, 2010, surrounded by his family after a four-year battle with cancer.
He was born March 26, 1941, in Salt Lake City to Robert John and Leona Faye Hannay. Ron was raised in rural East Millcreek and graduated from Olympus High School. He was also an Eagle Scout. He continued his education at Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he played college basketball. He served for many years in the United States Army Reserves.
Ron married Elizabeth (Libby) Flinders on November 2, 1962, in the Logan Temple. They called Park City home and it was there that they raised their five children. Ron worked as a master electrician, and was a mechanic and handyman; he could fix anything. The countless hours that he spent as a child learning about cars at his father’s gas station served him well his entire life. Ron was also a cattle rancher. He was never happier than when he was working cattle or haying with his family. He taught his children and grandchildren how to ride horses, brand, and vaccinate. At their sod farm in Park City, Ron worked with his brothers-in-law supplying sod for many building projects in Park City and Salt Lake. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ron served in many callings including bishop. He served for a number of years on the Park City Board of Education. Ron was full of life and energy. Even his children had a difficult time keeping up with him. His favorite hobbies included fishing and backpacking in the Uintas, playing basketball, jeeping in Moab, snowmobiling, skiing, riding his jet ski, and 4-wheeling at the sand dunes. Recently his favorite pastime was watching his grandchildren play sports and win state championships.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, two granddaughters, a brother-in-law, and a sister-in-law. He is survived by his wife Libby, son Gary (Tracy) Hannay, Kamas; daughters Sheila (Wayne) Davis, Kamas; Katherine (Erik) Fristrup, Henefer; Heidi (Jeffrey) Garn, Salt Lake City; Cheryl (Michael) Rogers, Kamas; 15 grandchildren: Joshua (Tristan), Jordan, Sydney Hannay; Mariah, Sierra, Logan Davis; Devin, Makay, Brooke Fristrup; Mckenzie, Savannah, Taylor, Summer Garn; Samantha, Austin Rogers; brother Robert (Karina) Hannay, Salt Lake City; brothers-in-law Leland Flinders, Fruit Heights; Melvin (Sandy) Flinders, Park City; Jerran (Marilyn) Flinders, Asotin, Washington; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 28, 2010, at 12:00 noon at the Coalville Stake Center 40 N. Main, Coalville, Utah. A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Coalville Stake Center, and also 10:30-noon prior to the service on Monday.