Paula Linford Ronnow – St George News

Feb. 22, 1948-July 7, 2022

Paula Linford Ronnow of St. George, Utah, at the age of 74 passed away peacefully on July 7, 2022. She was born Feb. 22, 1948, in Ogden, Utah, to Seth James Linford and Ruth Waterfall.

Paula graduated from Ogden High in 1966. She attended Weber State College 1966-69. She later studied cosmetology. Paula loved to go snow skiing, boating, water skiing, fishing and camping with her dad and brother Eric (Ric). They went to Yellowstone National Park every summer, and she has very fond memories of her time there at Lewis Lake. Paula was a very talented seamstress; she made clothes and beautiful dresses for her daughters.

Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy; she supported and celebrated their successes in all aspects of their lives.

Paula was first married to Steven Marvin Gardner 1969-82. Together they were blessed with four beautiful girls: Teri Lyn, Lori Ann, Jodi Kay and Cami Sue. Paula met and later married Lane LaMar Ronnow in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1983. Together they produced a superhero. His name is James Lane Ronnow, the Big Boy Buddy Stud.

Paula was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She touched the lives of many through her calls and service. She was always a very compassionate person, whose genuine kindness could be easily felt.

She is survived by her husband Lane Ronnow, her brother and wife Ric and Cheryl Linford; her daughters Teri Gardner, Lori and her husband Chris Garrett, Jodi and her husband Shad Campbell, Cami and her husband Joe Anderson, her son James, and his wife Venessa Ronnow; as well as her grandchildren: Autumn Thompson, Jamison and Alexandra Bailess, Brandon and Emma Garrett, Riley, Owen, Nya and Ethan Campbell and Tayler, Caleb and Adelyn Anderson.

A gathering will be held in her honor on July 15, 2:30-4 pm, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 550 East 700 South, St. George.

Family and friends are invited to share tributes online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.

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