LaVern Ramon Dickson passed away on March 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on September 4, 1932, in Murray, Utah to LaVern J. Dickson and Charlotte LaVon Robins. He was raised in Midvale, Utah, and attended Jordan High School where he was chosen class Valedictorian. He received two degrees at the University of Utah and was twice elected to Phi Kappa Phi. He taught school for a year before completing his degree in pharmacy.
Later he became a real estate broker and enjoyed preparing land for subdividing, and building homes to sell as well as building and managing a 15 unit apartment complex.
Ramon married Colleen Gowans on June 7, 1956, in the Salt Lake Temple. They have four wonderful sons, twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren with two more on the way. Ramon was a gentle, kind, loving and most generous man who quietly helped many people. He loved spending time with his family and made many precious memories with them. He loved fishing with family and friends.
Ramon served a mission to the East Central States as well as a temple mission with his wife in the South Korea and Dallas, Texas temples. He also served as a temple worker in the Salt Lake Temple for many years. He served as a bishop's counselor, stake high councilor, stake missionary, ward clerk, scout master and as a special needs Primary teacher.
He is survived by his wife, four children R. Scott (Heidi), Steven K. (Michelle), Douglas K. and Darin M. (Tiffany) Dickson and his 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Colleen D. Cummings and a daughter-in-law, Debbie W. Dickson.
Funeral services will be held April 3, at the River Ridge 8th Ward at 1409 W. Shields Lane (9800 S.) at 11:00 AM. Friends may call Sunday, April 2, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the chapel. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
A special thank you to the staff of South Jordan Legacy House and to his wonderful Hospice nurse, Martina Norr and her team members who gave Ramon such loving care. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com