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