Ronald Kent Abbott, 82, passed away on October 19, 2023 in Lehi, Utah.\n\nRonald was born on February 21, 1941 in Provo, Utah to Florence Elizabeth Durrant and Stephen Nelson Abbott. He was the second of seven children. He graduated from Provo High School in 1959, and continued his education at Utah Valley Community College (now Utah Valley University). After studying welding for a time, he continued there as a custodian on their staff.\n\nIn 1977, Ronald began working at the Utah State Developmental Center, where he shared his talents as a cook and a baker. He took great pride in the food he prepared and worked hard to serve the people at the center until he retired in 2000.\n\nRonald first married Lynda Jackman, which ended in divorce. He later married Sue Ann Nelson on October 18, 1980, in Salt Lake City.\n\nRonald was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and served faithfully in his callings as Assistant Ward Clerk and Indexing Specialist. He served the people around him, and whenever a new family moved into the ward, he would share a loaf of his delicious homemade bread with them. His service to others left a lasting impact on all around him; he devoted time to his family, both immediate and extended, and was always present at family events and weddings.\n\nHis love and service extended not only to the people around him, but to his three little dogs, Sandy, Molly, and Bella.\n\nRetirement was a busy and vibrant time for Ronald. Like his father, he enjoyed planting a garden, and spent ample time working in it. His neighbors also enjoyed the fruits of his labor, as he loved to share his fresh produce. He traveled with his wife, Sue, and they especially loved cruises. He continued to share his talents as a cook at home, and worked on genealogy.\n\nRonald is survived by his wife, Sue Ann; his daughter, Stephanie Brown of Charlotte, NC; Stephen (and his wife, Rose) of Odessa, TX; and David (and his wife, Laurie) of Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Ron has eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one brother, Thomas, of American Fork. Preceding him in death are his parents, Florence and Stephen, as well as siblings: Paul, Orland, Irene, Gary, and Kenneth.\n\nFriends and family are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 11:00 am as well as a viewing beforehand from 9:30 - 10:45 am in the North Field Sixth Ward Chapel, 408 West 1300 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.