Obituary: CASPER, RONALDD

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 10:52 p.m. MDT

Ronald D. Casper1932 ~ 2011Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend returned to Heavenly Father December 8, 2011, at the age of 79Ron was born May 30, 1932 in Salt Lake City, UT to Leland Casper and Alta Casper Drown. Married Beverly Graham Peck on June 15, 1974, later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple.Ron served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received several medals including the Purple Heart. Ron loved to Golf with his dear friends Guy and Rick. He loved to carve wood and made some beautiful walking sticks and golf characters.He held several calling in the LDS Church and was loved by many.Ron is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Graham Casper, three sons, Kevin F. (Sonia) Peck, John (Debbie) Barnson, Ron Barnson, daughters, Melisa (Howard) Birch, Shana (Peter) Madsen and Cindy Fishburn, 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one sister Barbara (Don) Lindsey, two brother-in-laws, Paul VanEmmerik and Don Penrose. Preceded in death by son, Dennis Barnson, daughter, Loni M. Casper, sisters Joan VanEmmerik and Betty Penrose.The family would like to thank the staff at Seasons Hospice & Palliative care, San Antonio, Texas for their excellent care and support.Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. 10600 So. Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment Larking Sunset Gardens. Online condolences: www.larkincares.com