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Ronald James Hancock

October 19, 1951 — August 28, 2023

Our loving courageous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Ronald James Hancock passed away on August 28, 2023, in Kearns, UT at the age of 71 after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born on October 19, 1951 in Salt Lake City, UT, to Ray Kimball and Vanona Ellen Hancock. He grew up on a farm, spending time riding and caring for horses and tending to other chores and responsibilities. As a young man, he loved riding motorcycles and snow skiing. He enjoyed tennis and wrestling. He learned to play the accordion and received several awards for his skill with the instrument. He served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the England South Mission. During this time, he performed as a clown as part of the Traveling Family Home Evening. Ron was a lifelong learner; he attended Salt Lake Community College, University of Utah, and Weber State Colleges. He was steadfast in his pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree, completing all necessary courses and graduating in 2000 from Weber State with a degree in Computer Science and Networking Systems.
On June 6, 1974, he married his best friend Vicki Lynn Hill. Together they raised 6 beautiful children and enjoyed many family activities together. He loved spending time talking to and entertaining his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family was his whole world. Ron did his very best to attend every athletic event, concert, or school program they were involved in.
He loved the scouting program and earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a young man, He continued to serve in scouting in numerous positions both on the ward and district level. He received the Silver Beaver award in 2016 along with many other scouting awards. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with friends and family in the outdoors. He loved teaching his grandchildren to fish. His dream was to live in a house on the lake where he could fish and watch sunsets. He loved going to car shows and took a great deal of pride in the ’79 Corvette he was restoring. He was a dedicated family history researcher, and also worked as a veil worker in the Jordan River Temple.
Ron was beloved by all he encountered and many call him friend. In 2015, after spending years battling heart disease he received an LVAD. In 2017 Ron was blessed to receive a heart transplant and we will forever be grateful for the family that made the decision to donate to Ron giving him almost 6 extra years with his family. During this time he found a new family of friends and doctors.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ray Kimball Hancock and Vanona Ellen Harris. He is survived by his wife Vicki, his children Jennifer (Shane) Smith, Kristy (Derrick) Larm, Kimberly (Cameron) Metcalf, Travis (Natalie) Hancock, Lindsay (Josh) Jensen, and Courtney (Kurtis) Reed, brothers Larry (Carolyn) Hancock and Gary (Alice) Hancock. He and Vicki have 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren,
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 12:00 pm at the LDS chapel on 3750 W. 6200 S, Taylorsville. Viewings will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 6-8pm at Memorial Estates 6500 S. Redwood Road, and on September 6, 2023, 10:00-11:30 am at the church. Ron will be laid to rest at Memorial Estates 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan.
We love you Ron and thank you for your legacy of hard work, love, and service to all you encountered. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society. We would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses on the Heart Failure Team at IMC Hospital, Dr. Anthony Martin, Dr. Jodie Miles, Intermountain Home Health and Intermountain Hospice. Thank you for your loving care.
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Service Information
Viewing September 5, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Memorial Redwood Mortuary

Viewing September 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Funeral Service
September 6, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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