Ronald L. Menlove

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By Deseret News Dec 15, 1991, 12:00am MST
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Dr. Ronald Lynn Menlove, Ph.D., age 49, passed away December 14, 1991 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah of a heart attack.

Born on August 4, 1942, at Provo, Utah to Morris and Golda Holt Menlove. Married Virginia Pritchett on April 23, 1965 at Provo, Utah. Served in the U.S. Navy (1960-1962) as a draftsman. Attended Provo High School and BYU. He also attended the University of Utah where he obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology. Professor of Psychology at the University of Delaware. Adjunct Professor at the U of U in Psychology and Health & Family Medicine. Employed at the LDS Hospital in the Biophysics Department and later at the Statistical Data Center.Survived by his wife of Salt Lake City; mother of Provo, Utah; brother, Richard Menlove, of Brigham City; sister, Maurine Guerico, of Provo; sister, Patty Chapman, of Ogden; brother, James Menlove, of Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by his father; and a brother, David Menlove.

Funeral services on Wednesday, December 18th at 12 noon, Larkin Mortuary Chapel, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m., and Wednesday, one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah. He loved life, learning, and people. He loved his nieces and nephews as his own. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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Robert Y Valentine has left an In Memory comment for Ronald L. Menlove.
Dec 28, 2021 at 6:23 PM

Richard HIntze sent this memory of Ronald Menlove:  

Ron Menlove was in our neighborhood and we were very good friends and spent much time together. When we were about 14, we got interested in rocket building and built several small rockets using

gunpowder mixed with sugar and sulfur to create a bigger smoke trail and also to slow down the gun powder so it would burn and not explode the rockets. Ron was involved in this with us. We were over

in the school yard testing our fuel in plastic straw rockets to insure it was the correct mixture when a police man stopped and came over to see what we were doing. He asked if gunpowder was used in

the fuel and we said yes. He then said I am going to arrest you as you are not old enough to be using gunpowder. He took our names and gave us each a citation and we all had to go to the court house

and meet with a judge who dismissed the charges if we agreed  not to do any more rockets with gunpowder. We all agreed but unfortunately Ron kept the can of gunpowder and a year or so later decided

to take it out with some friends and put a small pile on the roads as they were walking and light it and it made a very bright flash that was quite enjoyable. Unfortunately one of his associates did not realize

that Ron was still dumping it on the road and thru a match while Ron was still adding to the pile and the entire can ignited , actually blew up and Rons face was severely burned.  I went to visit him in the hospital

the next day and walked in what was his room but did not see him in there. His face was almost 2x his regular size and he had no hair or eyebrows and if he had not called me by name I would have walked out

to find him somewhere. Was so glad it was not more serious and it healed quite nicely over the next few weeks. We remained friends thru our high school years.

Robert Y Valentine has left an In Memory comment for Ronald L. Menlove.
Dec 27, 2021 at 3:35 PM

Classmate David Madsen found Ronnie's obituary in December 2021.  Ronnie's picture was not among our classmates in the yearbook although he did appear with clubs on pages 128 and 135.  RYV

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