Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ronald Roy Metcalf, BHS '67 (1949-2013)

Oh so sad to read this!


Ronald Roy Metcalf

Washington, Utah – Ronald Metcalf

Ronald Roy Metcalf, 63 years old, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in St. George, UT after a courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born November 13, 1949, in Culver City, Calif., to Edgar and Hazel (Young) Metcalf.

Ron married Janie Vanderberg in 1986 and they were married 26 years.

He was raised in Burbank, Calif. and worked 30 years in the Motion Picture Industry as a studio driver, retiring in 2004. In 1996 he, his wife and son moved to So. Utah. Ron loved God, his family, friends and his church family. “Big Ron” loved to greet everyone as they came to worship on Sunday morning. He was a big man with a big heart.

Ron is survived by wife Janie of St. George, Utah, son Senior Airman Garon Metcalf USAF, daughter-in-law Melba Metcalf, grandson Lincoln Ronald Metcalf, Okinawa, Japan, brother Gary Metcalf, Nampa, ID. mother-in-law Peggy Vanderberg, Grand Junction, Colo.

A memorial service and celebration of Ron’s life will be held Saturday, June 29th, 1:00 p.m. at SMMC Springs Church, 291 E 1400 S #4, St. George, UT, 84790.

Arrangements are made under direction of Heideman Hughes Mortuary in St. George, (435) 674-5000.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SMCC Springs Church -Youth Group, 291 E 1400 S #4, St. George, UT, 84790. Ron received great joy being able to help support the youth activities and give kids a chance to go to camp.



  1. Several friends from high school posted comments on Facebook...

    Don Ray
    How sad!

    Michael Torres
    I remember Ron very well!!!!
    Sad to hear of his passing!!!!

    Jan Michels
    Oh my gosh. He lived 30 miles from me and I never knew it. so sad.

    Betty Worland
    Very sad news! RIP Ron. My condolences to your family and friends.

    Laura Unch
    Love and blessings to the family. So sad to hear this

    Pierre Beauregard
    We used to sneak across the street during lunchtime at Luther Burbank High School and have lunch maybe take a quick swim. He was always laughing and had a good nature about him. Via con Dios Ron.

    Donna Luce Neitman
    In high school we used to get Ron and Greg Pierce to go with us when we tp'ed a house. We didn't do it that often, but those guys were tall. Very sad to hear about Ron. He was one of the nice guys who i remember fondly. My condolences to his family.

    Kathy Buzan
    Thank you Cathy for the update....it is very sad to hear about Ron, he was a really nice guy and he will be missed....thanks again, Kathy B,

    Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
    How sad, I liked him a lot, he was so nice to all of us girls! RIP

    1. Arthur Bojorquez jr.7/7/13, 9:00 PM

      ron johnny pete steve there were a bunch of us guys who hung out together some of the best days of our lives ron is one of a king vary well liked his laughafter was like no other.