Ronald Parker Duncan, 79, passed away peacefully at home after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving and compassionate wife of 52 years, Jeannine Duncan, and his children and their spouses, Michael (Laura) Duncan, Wendi (Steve) Hill, Karen (Tad) Cluff, and Brian (Jill) Duncan; 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.\n\nRonald was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to David Macmillan Brogan Duncan and Phyllis Ethelwynne Parker. He attended Jeppe High Boarding School for boys in Johannesburg. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission to Cape Town, South Africa. In 1957 he immigrated to the United States. He met and married Jeannine in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on April 10, 1959. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Statistics. He worked for 20+ years and retired from Sperry Univac/Unisys. His hobby and passion was genealogy and family history. He combined his interests with his computer skills to write a computer program to assist professional genealogists. He also served for 8 years in the Salt Lake Temple. \n\nRonald was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was a kind and gentle person with an enduring and patient soul. He loved the scriptures, and after much study was a scholar of the scriptures. He was faithful to his church and was an example of testimony and discipleship to all around him. He was a devoted missionary and pioneer coming from South Africa. \n\nMemorial services will be held to commemorate Ronald’s life on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenfield Chapel, 6600 South Greenfield Way (1800 East), Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street, and from 10:00-10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church prior to services. Interment: Elysian Burial Gardens.