Ronald Dale Greer

April 22, 1955 — April 27, 2015

Ronald Dale Greer

Ronald Dale Greer, Our friend, dad, grandpa, brother and son passed away on 27 April 2015 after a long, courageous fight with cancer. Ron was born on 22 April 1955 to Glenda Lankford and Loren Greer in Nampa, Idaho. He served an LDS Mission to Portland, Oregon. He graduated with his B.S and M.S. from Utah State University and had "the BEST Job in the World" with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources as a Habitat Biologist. Ron loved the outdoors and wildlife was his passion. He loved to share the beauty of a sunset, the magical air dance of short eared owls, shapes in the clouds, thunder and lightening, wolves in the wild, hiking, the drum of a ruffed grouse, fishing, the dance of the sharp-tailed grouse, breath taking vistas, hunting, big campfires, the bugle of the elk and the buzz of a rattle snake. His love of his children and grandchildren were immeasurable. Holding a grandchild and teasing his children brought him pure happiness. He has many whom called him brother and to that he was true. He had a true belief in our Christ Jesus and our Heavenly Father. Ron's love of life was reflected in his eyes. My friend, I love you and miss you. Your passing has left a void in our hearts and the universe. The smell of sage brush after a summer rain, a walk in the tall grasses, the hugging tree and laying in wildflowers will never be the same. Ron is survived by his wife, Jolene Rose; his children: Angela Greer Douglas of Las Vegas, Joshua (Kimberly) Greer, Brandon (Laura) Greer, Brittany (Trent) Smart, Kimberly (Reggie) Gunnell, Tyrell (Nikki) Greer, Duncan Greer of New York, Dillon Greer, and step-son, Preston Hatch. He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren; his mother, Glenda Greer of Nibley; and four brothers: Steve (Carol) Greer of Preston, Kevin (Alecia) Greer of Perry, Brent (Jalee) Greer of Nibley, Brad (Lori) Greer of Smithfield. Preceded in death by his father, Loren Dale Greer. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Hyrum 14th Ward Chapel, 176 South 1300 East Hyrum, Utah. Friends may visit with family at the same location on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am. Internment, Millville-Nibley Cemetery, 100 North 300 East, Millville, Utah. Thank you to the Huntsman Cancer Institute for all of their kindness, especially Dr. Shane Lloyd, Dr. Shamus Carr, Dr. Jill Sindt. Thank you to Peak Specialty Group for their hospice care, especially Dr. Van Christiansen , Annette Wood, Ina, LeAnn, Mike. "We who have hunted this, trod the forest trails, climbed the lofty peaks, breathed the magic air and viewed the endless roll of mountain ridges, blue in the distance, have been blessed by God". -Dr. Saxton Pope Timeline of Ron's Life Grew up in Marsing , Idaho Parents - Glenda and Loren Greer 4 brothers Steve Greer Kevin Greer Brent Greer Brad Greer Attended Vallivue High School , Caldwell , Idaho , Class of 1973 Played the trumpet in jazz band Best of friends - Steve Boyd, Layne Channer since 1966 Served a LDS mission in the Portland , Oregon area 1973-1975 Attended Ricks College 1976 Married Jalene Spangler in 1977 - later divorced 1 child Angela Greer Douglas Utah Technical College (Drafting/Architecture) 1977-1978 Worked for Pacific Iron & Steel Ron started his career working with animals in 1978 by working on a dairy farm in Marsing , ID. His interest in breeding and genetics inspired him to complete the Dairy Herdsman program at Utah State University in 1980 and he was responsible for herd health and breeding for several large dairies in Texas and Utah . Lived in St. George , Utah 1980 Lived in Ft. Worth , Texas 1980-1983 Worked for Blue Bell Dairy Married Julie Jeppsen in 1985 - later divorced Adopted Julie's 3 young children Joshua Greer/Kimberly - Tyson, Hallie, Jonah, Ashton Brandon Greer/Laura Brittany Greer/Trent Smart - Austin, Stockton, Kinley 4 children together Kimberly Greer/Reggie Gunnell - Jaxon Tyrell Greer/Nikki - Constantine, Linkin, Emma, Coltin Duncan Greer Dillon Greer Worked for LeGrand Johnson Worked for Autoliv Worked for his dad and with his brothers - Cedar Mountain, Inc. Worked for Idaho Fish and Game Graduated from Utah State University with Bachelor of Science 2000 Graduated from Utah State University with Master of Science 2005 Habitat Biologist with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources 2004-2014 Ron became the first hired specialist for Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse. Reintroduction of Sharptail grouse to Antelope Island State Park Cancer - colorectal diagnosis 2010 Married Jolene Rose in 2012 Hiked Angel's landing in Zion - 2012 Step-son Preston Hatch Adventures to Moab , Las Vegas , Red Rocks, Arizona Strip, Craters of the moon, Bryce Trip of a lifetime with daughter Angela to Alaska 2014
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