Our beloved son, father, and grandfather Ronald Lane Staton aka Cacti, 64 of Vernal, Utah passed away peacefully at Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt Utah on March 28th, 2023 after he succumbed to complications with stage 4 colon cancer. He was born August 31st, 1958 in Shelby Ohio to Father Junior H Staton (Janet Staton) and Mother Norma M "Crosthwait" Poff (Jerry Poff). Ron served in the US Army in 1976/1977. He married Paula Higgs (Chris Higgs) in 1981-1985 and had two children, Lee Staton and Ronna Staton. He later married Debbie Ficklin in the mid 90's until 2000 and then Julie Baica from 2005-2008.
Ron was such an amazing man who loved fishing and hunting and spending time with his family and friends. He spent his life working as a Journeyman carpenter and took pride in his work. His final job was for the Ute Tribe Housing in Fort Duchesne Utah which was one of his favorites. They treated him well and came by to visit when he could no longer work, just to make sure he was ok. He always hoped to return one day to doing what he loved and now he can, in the heavens above.
He is survived by his daughter Ronna Staton (Justin Garber), father; Junior H Staton (Janet Staton) and mother; Norma M "Crosthwait" Poff (Jerry Poff), stepdaughter Nina "McKissick" Lilly. His grandchildren Natia Velazco Candelas (Marco Candelas) Maria Velazco Dolich (Dylan Dolich) and his 5 great-grandchildren Daycen, KahLeah, Katalina, Waylon and Kamila, stepbrother; Troy Eddy, half-brother; Kevin McNeil and sisters; Kathy "Staton" Jenkins, Brenda "Staton" Walker, Londa "Izatt" Hoskins, half-sisters; Christina Goodyear, Lavon Staton, Malisa Staton and stepsister; Jana Sackette, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles that he loved dearly.
He is preceded in death by his son Lee Staton, stepfather; Lee Eddy, his grandparents, his favorite aunt Sue McClure, son-in-law Eric Velazco, and his best friend and love of his life; Holly Lawson.
A graveside service for Ronald will be held on Saturday May 13th, 2023 at 11:30am in the Ogden City Cemetery (1875 Monroe Blvd) where he will be buried with his son Lee Staton, with full military honors by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard in Ogden. Services under direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.
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