Thomas Ronald (Ron) Proctor
18 November 1928 ~ 12 October 2013

Thomas Ronald Proctor, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed on to his next big adventure on 12 October 2013. He departed this life peacefully with many of his family at his bedside at BelAire Senior Living Center in American Fork, Utah. The family wishes to express their appreciation to those who assisted with his care at BelAire and to Utah Hospice Nurses for their considerate assistance with his passing and after care.

Ron was born on 18 November 1928 to Thomas Proctor and Alice Afton Featherstone of American Fork, Utah, and was raised and educated in Lehi, Utah with his four siblings – Paul Chase (Barbara Perkins), Verna (Glen Don Chadwick), Vern (Marjorie Tripp), and Dick Glade. He served as a cook in the US Marine Corp and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal on 27 February 1950. He worked for Utah County for many years and retired around 1991.

He was married first on 6 September 1950 to Anna Avilda Storey. They were parents of the following children: Jeanine, Julie Ann (Johnson), Rodney (Olivia), Carol (Ronald Robertson), Thomas B. (Kelli), and Glade (Vickie).

Ron married second on 24 November 1965 to Afton (Pulley/Prisbrey/Hood) and became step-father to the following: Larry Prisbrey (Elizabeth), Melvin Prisbrey (Peggy), Taffy Prisbrey (John Lasanich), Jesse Prisbrey (Carolyn), Elaine Prisbrey (Ray Webb), Dean Hood (Brenda), and Linda Hood (Gerald Ewell). He has been a loving, patient companion and friend to Afton for over forty-seven years and provided support for her children who were still at home.

Ron has been a loving, patient, and exemplary husband and father and has been an influence for good in the lives of his own family and his "second family" and among his many friends and coworkers. His sense of humor, kindness, wisdom, willingness to help and sound advice will be sorely missed.

Ron was an able and knowledgeable gardener/farmer and cook, and was an avid fisherman. He loved to play board games with his children and grandchildren and loved to have family gatherings where he enjoyed his association with his family and extended family. He was typically a fairly quiet man, speaking when he had something he felt was worthwhile to say or some bit of humor to share or tease.

Ron spent many hours gathering and organizing his family genealogical records. He has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions of responsibility, including High Priest Group Leader and enjoyed a service mission at the Bishop’s Storehouse Cannery.

He is survived by his wife, Afton; two brothers – Paul and Dick; one sister – Verna; three sons -- Ron, Tom, and Glade; four step-sons – Larry, Melvin, Jesse, and Dean; two step-daughters – Taffy and Linda; 18 grandchildren and 20 plus great-grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren and 49+ step-great-grandchildren; and several great-greats. He was preceded in death by his brother, Vern; his daughters – Jeanine, Julie Ann and Carol Dawn; and step-daughter, Elaine.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the American Fork City Cemetery, 600 North Center Street in American Fork.

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