Ronald Camp

“Desert Hobo

Ronald Glen Camp, “Desert Hobo” age 57, passed away unexpectedly December 30, 2022, in Kanab, Utah.  Ron loved the hills and canyons surrounding Kanab and was fascinated with the beauty and history of the area. 

Ron was witty, charming, loving, compassionate, and sarcastic, all rolled up in his good-natured personality.  He thoroughly enjoyed being the “tour guide” any chance he had to show visitors around the area.  He was a man of little means, but he had a big generous heart and was willing to help anyone he could.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Ron was born December 20, 1965, in Murray, Utah to Alden and Colleen Petersen Camp.  He graduated from Taylorsville High School in 1984. He is survived by seven siblings, Jerry (Nancy), Malad, ID; Aldene (Bruce) Judd, Kanab; J.D., West Jordan; Lynette (Grant) Sherratt, St. George; Blair (Paula), Murray; Marilee (Brad) Cordery, West Jordan; Alice Nuckols, Highland; as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jim.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, 12:00 noon at Mosdell Mortuary, 676 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah. Interment of cremains will be in the Kanab cemetery.



  1. Dauna Thomas January 5, 2023 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Love and prayers to help you all through your great loss. Much love, Dauna Thomas

  2. Bethe January 5, 2023 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to read this. Ron was always so funny and nice. My prayers are with you all.

  3. Kyle Walker January 5, 2023 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Ron’s heart was always in the right place. He would happily go out of his way to make people feel welcome in Kanab.

  4. Deb and Paul Siebols January 6, 2023 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Ron was one of a kind. He had a good heart and his friendship was a gift.
    We will miss him.

    Keep adventuring, dear Bo.

    Our sympathies to his family and friends.

  5. SHAWN LUND January 6, 2023 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    I am going to miss you brother!! I will always treasure our last meal together. I hope your new angle wings will take you deep into the wilderness and you will have many new adventures.

    Love ya man!!

  6. Curt Engebretson January 14, 2023 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Ron was a great guy and a free spirit, we had some really good times in the mountains of Utah years back, along with his brother Jim, the memories we made will never be forgotten and Ron never forgot those memories and reminded me more than once how crazy I was on one of those trips. Wish I could of spent just one day on a hobo trip with Ron, I’m sure it would of been a blast.
    Fly like an eagle my good friend and say Hi! to your brother Jim and my sister, his wife, hope and pray you are all enjoying the city of gold and giving Ron the grand tour.

  7. Mark Kuehnel January 14, 2023 at 5:52 pm - Reply

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  8. Patty January 14, 2023 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Ron always had the best big bear hugs and had the ability to make you feels so special. You are off to your next big adventure Dear Desert Hobo, love you.

  9. Sherry Webb Bishop January 14, 2023 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I had the pleasure of getting back in touch with my sweet friend, Ron, just during the past 3 months of our lives. I’m so very grateful to have the opportunity to have shared a lot of laughs, Ron’s wonderful humor, a few very sweet phone calls, and many very kind and comforting and very-much-needed-by me text messages & videos which he and I sent back and forth. I first met Ron clear back in kindergarten, & I especially remember his fun humor and the fun that we had playing during many recesses in Mrs. Bennett’s 2nd grade class together. We continued to have good times & classes together all through junior high, high school, and even at Dixie College. Ron and I also recently laughed about the fact that he continued playing tennis on the tennis team at the University of Redlands- which was in the exact same city, again, where I was also coincidentally living during the exact same time period- we just never knew it. We later lost touch after I got married & Ron met someone special and later married too. His future later took him to northern California and he became single again, and moved to Kanab, Utah, (a place that is dear to me and that I love). My future led me to continued long-term living in southern California, a long-term marriage, later also returning to live in Utah again as he did, (but in the Davis County areas), and eventually going through a divorce, becoming single again, & also having my children’s father unexpectedly pass away a few years ago. Ron was so very helpful and comforting during these past few months as he was wise enough to realize that I was struggling with the passing of that person in my life, as well as the passing of several other close family members of mine during the past few years. Ron helped me to laugh in a way that I haven’t been able to laugh for a long time, and he took special care to also be very comforting and kind in every conversation, every video sent, & every text message. I will always be so very grateful to him for that kind of unselfish, amazing, and very, very thoughtful & sweet time that he spent helping me. I’m still having such a difficult time grasping that he has passed to the other side, & I keep expecting that I will see his next text come in. I’m going to miss my friend Ron very, very much and I sure wish I would have had the opportunity to say goodbye. I’ve also been so very heartbroken that I will miss the personalized & wonderful tour of Kanab with Ron, which he & I had been planning for this coming Springtime, but I do know, for certain, that all of us will have such a wonderfully healthy and very happy reunion with Ron in Heaven, someday. Sending much love to all of Ron’s family members.

  10. Janice Harp August 31, 2023 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Ron, you were the absolute wonderful guide into the beautiful countryside of Utah on my son’s Senior trip. You became a lifelong friend to us. I had noticed you hadn’t posted any of your adventures and I was so sad to learn of your passing. May you entertain your fellow Angels and I give thanks for having known your

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