Ronald Kenneth Goodsell

1937 ~ 2021


July 30, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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    July 30, 2021
    11:00 AM
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    Ronald Kenneth Goodsell passed away July 22, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. He was reunited with the love of his life, Laurnell, who preceded him in death in 2014. Born June 3, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Elizabeth Allen and Clifford Goodsell,

    Ron met Laurnell in the 5th grade, grew close over the years and married in 1957. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 3, 1965.Together they had two Sons Cole and Shawn.

    Ron enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and served from December 1959 until February 1962. Following his honorable discharge, he worked at Sperry Unisys as a supervisor over the machine shop until he took a medical retirement in 1985.

    Ron loved working in the yard, taking great pride in his roses which filled his yard. He loved going to the gym, and watching Turner Classic Movies over and over.

    Ron is survived by sons, Cole and Shawn (Robin) Goodsell, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his dog Pinkey. Preceded in deathby his wife Laurnell and his parents.

    Special thanks to Joe Perri, the Salt Lake VA Hospital and canyon Home care and Hospice for taking such good care of Dad in his last days.

    Dad you wanted to live forever and fought so long and hard to win his battle with cancer over the years. You are now cancer free and out of pain!

    His life will be celebrated on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary and Cemetery, 2350 East 1300 South in Salt Lake City with a viewing beginning at 9:30AM, followed by a graveside service at 11AM.


    Shawn, I enjoyed anytime I was in the presence of your dad, to me hew was a quiet gentle giant. Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you at a most difficult time. Know there are many that love and support you and your family. Love you Sandra

    - Sandra Sherman

    Yes it has been a battle seeing how he try he's might to stay alive he's oldest son Cole has done a lot for his dad ... since cole depart from salt lake no later when mom left us on 2014 I thank shawn for beaing by dad side, when we couldn't but their were never a day, that we dent talk with dad or miss thank you shawn love always Bernice Goodsell martinez

    - Bernice g martinez