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Ronald Bentley Merrill

December 30, 1937 — March 17, 2023

Orem

Ronald Bentley Merrill

Ronald Bentley Merrill, age 85, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2023, in the comfort of his home in Orem, Utah. Ron was a kind and gentle person. He will be missed and remembered by many whose lives he touched.

Ron was born on December 30, 1937, to Evva Tervort and Charles Bentley Merrill in Provo, Utah. He married his sweetheart, Patricia Howard, on June 2, 1969, in the Salt Lake Temple. He earned several college degrees including a Ph.D. in Physics and spent most of his career as an aerospace engineer. He loved gardening, sunbathing, woodworking, reading, and telling stories to his grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his wife; children, Sherie Stewart (Tyler) Phillips, Howard (Annie) Merrill, Glenn Merrill, Melissa (Roger) Payne; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister Diane Daniels; and brothers David and George. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Duane.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24th, 2023, at the LDS Chapel located at 114 South 400 West, Orem, Utah. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Support and hugs can be given to his beloved wife and family at the same church location both on Thursday evening, March 23rd from 6:00 – 7:30 pm and prior to the funeral from 9:30 – 10:30 am. 

To view a livestream of the services visit https://zoom.us/j/93205039974

 

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