Gillies Funeral Chapel


Ronald Dee Law

July 14, 1929 ~ January 17, 2015

Visitation: Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 AM at the Brigham City 12th Ward 139 East 300 North, Brigham City, Utah

Funeral services: Brigham City 12th Ward 139 East 300 North, Brigham City, Utah at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery


Ronald Dee Law passed away peacefully at home in Iron County, Utah, with family around him, on Saturday the 17th of January 2015. He was 85 Years old. Ronald, or R. Dee as he was known to his family, was born July 14, 1929 in Brigham City, Utah at the old Cooley Clinic on the corner of Main street and 3rd South. He was the second child and only son of Reuben Deem Law and Leda Call Law. Before R. Dee started the second grade the family moved to Provo, Utah where R. Dee spent the majority of his childhood. During this year he met Colleen Benson who would later become his wife. He attended Brigham Young University Elementary Training School, Brigham Young Jr. High and Brigham Young High School. R. Dee graduated from Brigham Young University receiving a degree in Chemistry. He interrupted his studies to serve a mission for the LDS church in the French mission. It included all of French speaking Europe. On the 27th of December 1951, he married his sweetheart, Colleen, in the St. George LDS Temple. He often said that marrying Colleen was the best thing he had ever done. After both R. Dee and Colleen finished college they moved to southern California so that he could pursue further education. In 1958 the family moved back to Utah where R. Dee took a job as a chemist with Thiokol. He continued to work for them until his retirement. In 1965 the family moved to Brigham City, Utah into the LDS 12th ward. R. Dee held many callings while living there including being called to serve as Bishop in 1977. He also joined the Box Elder Symphonic Choir. He had a beautiful tenor voice and often sang solos. R. Dee and Colleen spent twenty years working in the LDS church extraction program and, after retirement they served two missions to the Paris France Mission. Colleen passed away in 2006, and in 2012 R. Dee moved to Iron County, Utah to live with his daughter and son-in-law Don and Lauralee Lester. R. Dee was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Colleen, a sister Leda Marie Law Muhlestein, and a brother-in-law Grant Ash. He is survived by his sisters Zola Rae Law Ash, Nena Flo Law, Rose Lynette Law Rigby (Lavar Rigby) and brother in law Lewis Muhlestein. Also three daughters, Lauralee Law Lester (Don Lester), Linda Law Sharp (Ron Sharp), Sharon Law Rex (Ron Rex), ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Ronald Dee Law was a great man who spent his life focused on his family and the gospel of Jesus Christ. He worked faithfully in whatever church calling he was given. He was a faithful Home Teacher to many families over the years. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Funeral services will be at the Brigham City 12th Ward 139 East 300 North, Brigham City, Utah at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 24th, 2015. The family will greet friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 AM. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

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We want to send our sympathy at the passing of this great man. R Dee and Clinton are cousins and he was Clinton's bishop for many years. He will be greatly missed.

Clinton and Lorraine Searle


it was a nice surprize to connect with an old friend and read his history since I knew him in grade school at BYU TRAINING SCHOOL for many years and wondered about his where abouts..he had a very fine life and I did not know he had married Colleen Benson another person we knew in grade school and both were good friends of mine. I still have a few pictures of those times. I belonged to the family of Clark doctors in Provo. reading his obit. brought back many good memories of our childhood in Provo at BYU.sorry for your loss of such an accomplished, fine man and his wife Colleen...

Barbara Clark Cooper


I saw R. Dee's obituary in the St. George newspaper and wish to express my condolences to His sisters, Zola Rae, Nena Flo, and Rose who I know and his children who I don't know.

Quinn Call





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