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Ronald Wright Farnsworth

April 5, 1955 - August 2, 2015

Ronald Wright Farnsworth was born on April 5th 1955 in Forsyth, Montana to Dean H. and Lola May Farnsworth. He grew up in Montana and graduated from CMR High School in Great Falls, Montana.Β  Β He served an LDS mission in the Germany Dusseldorf Mission.


Ronald played the piano and organ.Β  He loved music.Β  He loved working with the youth and served for years in Boy Scouts and Red Cross.Β  He received the Silver Beaver award in recognition of that service.Β  He also served in numerous ward and stake callings. He had a kind and generous heart.


His life was spent in Education.Β  He received a Bachelor’s Degree from BYU.Β  He later earned his master’s degree.Β  He taught health, math, German and drivers training in High School and Jr. High and was also a guidance counselor.


He is survived by his Mother Lola May Farnsworth; brother, Walter (Shawna) Farnsworth, Roger (Robin) Farnsworth; sisters, Bonnie (Jay R.) Crook, Ann Craig; and treasured nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his Father Dean H. Farnsworth.


A Viewing will be on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Funeral Services will be on Friday, August, 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: April 5, 1955
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Bob Hardy posted on 12/13/16

Ron had a heart of gold and enthusiasm that just wouldn't stop. I knew him as his district leader in Aachen, Germany. No-one was more eager to serve, play the piano or have a nice thing to say, than was Ron. I'm so sorry I didn't hear of his passing last year. I'm sorry for this great loss in the Farnsworth family. Bob Hardy


Dawn Hymas posted on 8/21/15

So sorry to hear of Rons passing. First Carma, went and now him. I worked at the scout office with these two for awhile. They will both be missed.


Suzan Webber posted on 8/20/15

Life is so fragile and Ron always treated others with love and respect, taking great care of them. I saw that love and respect to young people and peers equally. I appreciated working with Ron at Rocky Mountain Jr. and grateful to count him as my friend.


Dianna Wheeler posted on 8/17/15

I will miss him. He was a gentle soul.


Dianna Wheeler posted on 8/17/15

I will miss him. He was a gentle soul.


Karl Powell posted on 8/17/15

I am so sorry to hear that Ron has passed away. He was a great man. I appreciate his service at Rocky Mountain Jr. High. He cared about everyone and did a lot of great things for us. He served on our PLC committee (which later became the advisory committee.) When we began the program, he hand-sorted all of our students into advisory periods so that they were balanced by age, gender, academic ability, etc. He also handled our anti-bullying program. He is sorely missed. Sorry I did not attend the viewing or funeral. I did not know about them until I received an e-mail today.


Larry Beech posted on 8/9/15

I am so sorry I was not able to attend Ron's viewing or funeral. I so wanted to tell you (his family members) how much I admired and respected him. I first got to know him when he served as our stake clerk in the Burch Creek Stake, and I served as President Empey's 2nd Counselor. Ron was such a great blessing to us. His example, devotion, and dedication were remarkable. He was a great inspiration to me and to everyone fortunate enough to serve with him. To say that he was "steadfast and immovable" would be an understatement. He was simply an extraordinary servant of the God he knew and loved so well. I will always remember how kind he was. It was a joy to hear him call all of us that knew him "friends" - something he did often. It felt so wonderful to hear him refer to me as his "friend." I felt as though it was a great honor. I loved his frequent greeting "How are you, my friend?" I can't wait to hear that simple phase again someday. I hope I will be worthy of such a salutation - for it will mean that I'm in a very good place indeed. He was a dear soul. May he rest in peace until that great day when we shall see him again, and be once more known as his "friends."


Daniel Haws posted on 8/7/15

Mr. Farnsworth was about the nicest man I have ever met. I knew him as a student and custodian at Rocky mountain and he always cheered me up. In fact, I think he owed me a soda (or he always said he did ;). He had a positive influence on my life and will be missed. Goodbye my friend!!


Paula @ BSA posted on 8/7/15

We miss your happy smile and cheerful attitude. I enjoyed learning from you. If I run i to a problem using my knowledge of CPR, First Aid, AED's or wilderness first aid you and Carma better help me out from up there. Thank you for your example and love for your fellow men. Paula


Janet Arrington posted on 8/6/15

I had the pleasure of volunteering in the Ogden Temple office with Ron. He was such a gentleman and so easy to work with. He was willing to fill in for people on so many occasions, and he was a hard worker. Ron will be truly be missed at the temple by many people. I am grateful I had the opportunity to work with him, even though it was such a short time.


Lisa Anhder posted on 8/5/15

I'm so sorry to hear about Ron. I am a counselor in Weber District as well, and Ron was always smiling and kind. I hope your family has comfort at such a sad time.


Jennae posted on 8/5/15

Ron volunteered in the temple office and was such a great asset. Always willing to help sub whenever need. He was always happy and willing to do whatever he could to help! We will truly miss his great spirit!


Murray posted on 8/5/15

Ron was and is one the most Christ-like persons I ever met. What greater compliment can be given? I miss him and am glad for the eternal prospects of seeing him in the eternities. I express my love and condolences to family and friends.


Zac Blotter posted on 8/5/15

What a great human. Ron is someone That always brings a smile to mind. A gentle giant who spent his life in the service of those around him. So much love. Thank you for being such a great example and a wonderful mentor you're someone I will always remember and be grateful for. Until we meet again my friend....


Eric Daems posted on 8/4/15

Ron was such a great friend. He was always kind, warm, and genuine to me and my family. We had some great times together in scouting, church service, and as neighbors. Ron had a innate goodness and innocence. He was true to himself and his beliefs at all times and places. He strived to live Christlike, and was. I, and all that knew him, will miss him terribly, but I know through our Savior, he lives on, and one day Ron will greet me again with his bright smile and say "hello my friend, it's so good to see you". Until that day, God be with you my friend!


Aaron Burgin posted on 8/4/15

Ron greeted me each time he saw me with, "Hello Friend!" Even when I hardly knew him, he felt like a dear friend and brother simply because he loved me first. He was like that with everyone. He will be sorely missed and his memory cherished. Can't wait to see you again friend!