Ronald Melvin Trent September 22, 1936 ~ July 14, 2023
Ronald Melvin Trent, born on September 22, 1936, in South Gate, CA, was called to his eternal resting place on July 14, 2023, in Blanding, UT.
A man of strength and character, Ronald was a beacon of light and wisdom for all who knew him.
He was a loving husband, a devoted father, a proud grandfather, and a great-grandfather who lived his life with an unwavering commitment to family and faith.
Married to his sweetheart Shirley for 61 years, their love story was one for the ages. Together they raised five wonderful children – Stirling, Sally, Jim, Allen, and Vince.
Ronald was a firm and loving patriarch, guiding his children with wisdom and love. His legacy grew with the addition of ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, each one a shining testament to the love and values Ronald and Shirley instilled in their family.
Born and raised in South Gate, CA, Ronald was a true son of the Golden State. But it was in Blanding where he found his heart’s home, where he built his life, and where he ultimately rested from his earthly journey.
Ronald was a man of many interests but had a particular fondness for motorcycles, cars, and guns. He was a master of the open road, feeling most alive with the wind in his hair and the rumble of a powerful engine beneath him.
His love for cars was more than just a hobby; it was a passion that he passed down to his children and grandchildren.
And his respect for guns was rooted in a deep appreciation for the freedoms they symbolize, a belief he held close to his heart.
In the style of a southern preacher, let us remember Ronald Melvin Trent as a man of integrity and honor. He was a strong, reliable, and loving presence in the lives of those he left behind. May his spirit forever live on.