was one of the kindest, gentlest, most non-judgmental and
peaceful of souls. He was a quiet man; a man of few words. But
if you had the chance to speak with him, you would realize
what a pleasure it was to listen and learn from him; a rare
was an incredible pianist and a gifted dancer. He loved
outdoor activities; sailing, skiing, hiking, camping,
traveling, and most of all riding his motorcycle. Ron was
never careless or reckless with his life. He took excellent
care of his health. Wanting to be as healthy as possible in
old age, so he could continue being active.
loved his four children, 10 grandchildren, and one
great-grandson. His grandchildren couldn't wait until he was
back from his skiing and motorcycle adventure, so they could
get his hugs and hear all about his travels. Unfortunately his
two youngest granddaughters and great-grandson will never have
the chance to know him. Because this time, granddad never came
home from his motorcycle ride.
wife cherishes the 30 years they had together. Their marriage
was a partnership, a dance, that allowed two independent
people, who loved each other deeply to be committed to each
other, no matter where or what the other was doing. Now, Ron's
family will journey through the shock and horror of his sudden
death; as soon as they are strong enough, to live without him.
is fleeting, fragile. So if you can, please remember, any
moment could be your last. Make sure to cherish all moments in
your life; alone, with loved ones, with strangers. From our
family to yours, may peace, health, and love be with you.
gathering will take place in September at Ron and Debra’s
home. Please R.S.V.P Jacqueline Chitwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
to join us. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.