Albert Cook was born the youngest of five in Phoenix,
Arizona to Arnold B. Cook and Donna Mae Hodges. When Ronald
was young the family would move to the Willamette Valley
where Ronald would graduate from Cascade High School with
the class of 1982.
October 3, 1985 at the age of 20 Ronald would enter the
United States Army. He served on active duty until
transferring to the Army National Guard in 1987 where he
would continue serving until being honorably discharged in
1993. His patriotic spirit would carry on with him
though for the rest of his life. He was kind to
everyone he came across and always was willing to help those
who were in need, but he was quick to point out any issues
when it came to disrespect towards America or displaying the
was always one who enjoyed expanding his education. He
graduated from Chemeketa College with an Associates in
Accounting and would go on to work for the State of Oregon
with the Department of Human Services Accounting Division.
In his personal life he would watch channels such as the
history channel and would only read books for knowledge.
He felt that anything other kinds were just a waste of time.
educating himself Ronald enjoyed woodworking, fishing and
farming; On the property he was heavily involved in the
family business of producing and selling of hay.
Ronald was also an avid family man and would go out of his
way to spend time with those he loved.
July 5, 2019 at the age of 54 Ronald passed away in
Aumsville, Oregon surrounded by family. He was
preceded in death by his father Albert Cook. He is survived by his Fiancée
Brenda Zastoupil; mother, Donna Cook; Daughter
Krista Cook; Stepdaughter Alysha Cook; and Siblings, Richard
Cook, Robert Cook, Deloris Dittman and Dorothy Koehler.
time for viewing will take place on July 13, 2019 at 12:30
PM followed by a memorial service at 2 PM both held at
Weddle Funeral Service in Stayton, Oregon. A private
internment will take place at Willamette National Cemetery
in Portland, Oregon. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle