Ronald Scott Gressmen, 63, of Manti, passed away on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, after complications from pneumonia and cancer. He chose to go peacefully on his own terms and so he did.
Scott was born on Jan. 23, 1958 in Murray to Donald Jack and Gayle Ruth Perry Gressmen. He grew up in Utah, calling Wasatch County, Carbon County and Sanpete County home for most of his life.
After losing his first wife, to whom he was married for 37.5 years, he married his current wife MiChele Friant on Feb. 13, 2016, who was by his side until the very end. He loved MiChele and his kids and grandkids, and he will truly be missed.
Scott was an avid hunter and fisherman. You could always find him on a mountain or sitting in a good hole on his favorite lakes. Scott loved sitting around a good campfire picking his guitar and singing to anyone who would listen. He loved writing music and loved singing even more. Scott was a big fan of camping trips, whether it be for the elk or deer hunt or to just get friends and family together.
You could always find him cheering on the Dallas Cowboys or on the golf links with his brothers being competitive. Scott’s love for horses was a beautiful thing and he had a passion for them. Scott was the shortest brother in his family, but the one with the loudest personality. Everyone knew he was there before they saw him. He was always the life of the party and welcomed anyone to join.
Scott is preceded in death by his first wife, Trish; parents; grandparents; Uncle Mish; nephew Jake; and a few best friends.
He is survived by his wife, MiChele Gressmen; daughter, Courtney (Jeff) Hawkins; son, Garrett Gressmen; step-daughter, Abbey (Luis) Duran; step-sons, Taylor, Quincy and Reagan; seven grandchildren; siblings Don, Bob, John, Teresa, Gayla and Frank; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Huntsman Cancer Institute ICU for all they did for our husband/dad through his final week of life. You are greatly appreciated.
Cremation services have been held and a Celebration of Life will be held on Oct. 10, 2021 starting at noon in the Manti City Park. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.