Ron Lewis Beesley

1937 ~ 2021


Sept. 3, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Midvale 5th Ward Building, 8171 South Jackson Street, Midvale, UT
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    Sept. 4, 2021
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  • Ron Lewis Beesley, age 83, passed away August 27, 2021 in Murray, Utah. He was born September 3, 1937 in Salt Lake City to William Noall and Barbara Clair Beesley. He has been married to his sweetheart Vera Larisch Beesley for 58 years (solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, June 17,1963). Ron is survived by his wife, their children Stephanie (Todd) Maurer, Melissa (Hal) Cooper, Sally (Stan) Bailey, Tom (Shanna), Blaine (Alena), Fred (Katie), and Emily (Nate) Cummings; 32 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his sisters Gay Hanson, Adalee (Bill) Muse, sister- in-law Wendy Beesley. He was preceded in death by his parents, and the following siblings and their spouses: Beverley (Wallace) Woodbury, Barbara (Wayne) Kimball, William Beesley (Hanna), Scott Beesley (Mary Alice), Frederick Beesley, and brother-in-law Max Hanson.

    Ron was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. As a full-time missionary he served in the Northern States mission. Ron and Vera served an 18-month mission in Orlando, Florida as well as the Inner-city Midvale, Utah mission. Ron loved studying church doctrine and had a strong testimony and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which he lovingly shared with his children. He also served in the Army Reserve.

    Ron and his brother Fred owned and operated Beesley Booth & Fixture Co. Woodworking was both his profession and hobby. His favorite project was building the family cabin, and he generously shared it with many. He loved gardening, sports, particularly playing basketball and supporting his children and grandchildren at all of their personal events. He is remembered by many as a loving man who always knew how to make things fun! He frequently hosted family, friends and neighborhood children on cabin adventures which often included waterskiing, and snowmobiling. He participated in countless scout camps with his sons and girls camp with his daughters. There was no question that time with family was always his priority.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Midvale 5th Ward, 8171 South Jackson Street, Midvale, UT. Friends and family may visit Friday evening at the church between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. prior to the services. To share a memory of Ron with his family or to watch the recorded services online, please visit In order to watch the services, you will need to have a Zoom account. To sign up for your own free account, visit and enter your email address. You will receive an email from Zoom ( In this email, click Activate Account.

    We would like to thank everyone who has helped our father and mother during this difficult time. We are forever grateful.

    All wishing to donate flowers are invited to donate to the Church of Jesus Christ Humanitarian Relief Fund.


    I have a lot of happy memories because of this man! A gift to humanity in my lifetime. The greatest lessons often involved a cabin trip, a service project, a prayer, and a smile. Thank you for being a great man, father, neighbor, and example to many.

    - Cavett I

    I am so sorry for the passing of your husband. I know you believe that you will be with him again. It is a comfort that you know this. I remember he was a caring person and a loving husband and father and grandfather. I have fond memories of him you being our special friends for years. We have fond memories of our times together. This is only a parting. May God be with you and your family.
    Marlene & Dwayne Glad.

    - Marlene M Glad

    Tom, in so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is extremely painful. If there's anything I can do for you, let me know.

    - Scott Wolters

    Ron and Vera were among the first to welcome Janet and me as newlyweds into the neighborhood in Sandy. What wonderful memories we have of him and his family. He was a great man and always willing to help those in need.

    We send our love and condolences to you.

    Janet and Walt Brooks

    - Walt Brooks

    My deepest condolences in the passing of Uncle Ron. I have fond memories of both of you in my younger years! You were both so kind! All the best and much love!

    - Folleen Beesley Pond

    Ron and I served as companion on mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during 1957-59. The mission was West Central States Mission headquartered in Billings, Montana. This mission no longer exists ans was renamed the Billings Montana Mission.
    I was a pleasure serving with Elder Beesley. I really enjoy our time together. He had a great attitude and a desire to meet people and discuss the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Jerry Butt
    801 292-6048 Bountiful

    - Jerry Butt