Ronald Wayne Messerly, a diehard Arizona Cardinals fan, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2012 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. He was 46. A giant kid at heart, Ron’s sense of adventure, his kindness, and his generosity live on. Ron was born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah to Grant V. Messerly, Jr. and Kay Dawn Morgan Messerly on Feb. 10, 1965. A connoisseur of great literature, sports, music, and outdoor adventures, Ron’s greatest love was spending time with the two children he shared with his wife, Martha (Marcie) Anne Thorndike. A decorated attorney with numerous honors and awards, Ron considered Benjamin and Alexis his greatest accomplishments. His infectious laugh and sense of humor exist in them. In the early 1970s the Grant Messerly family relocated from the Salt Lake City to a remote town in rural Southern Utah. In Newcastle Ron grew up running, playing, hunting, and causing mischief under the clear skies of what his father deemed “God’s Country.