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Ronald Lee Ewing
04/12/1947 — 04/09/2008
From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Portland, Oregon
Ronald Lee Ewing
Ronald Lee Ewing was born on 12 April 1947 in Portland, Oregon. he passed away on 9 April 2008 in Kennewick, Washington. He grew up in Richland, Washington with his parents Dick and Kay and his brother Rick and sister Linda.
He attended Columbia High and graduated 1965.
He met his wife, Gloria, when they were children in Richland in 1954. They were reunited in 1980 and married on 5 May 1984. Ron and Gloria were best friends. A loving and devoted husband, he was more than any wife could ever ask for.
Together Ron and Gloria renewed their faith in God and they were baptized together on 31 December, 1999 at the Cathedral of Joy. Ron served the church as an usher for many years and became a fixture at the Sunday services.
Ron joined the United States Navy on 10 December, 1969. He served four years, much of that time at sea and saw action in Vietnam, earning a Combat Action Ribbon. He continued his military service in the Naval Reserve and Washington Air National Guard, retiring on 10 June, 1991 as a Technical Sergeant.
A graduate of Western Washington University, Ron worked in the Hanford area as an accountant and software consultant from 1973 until 2002. While working full time he also earned his masters degree in business from Nova University. After leaving the Hanford area he served actively in the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and the Meals on Wheels program.
He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed flying kites on the Oregon beaches, traveling with his wife and 50‘s Rock and Roll. His hobbies included walking at the Columbia Center Mall, reading books, watching movies, bowling, camping, playing with the computer, and talking world wide on his amateur radio.
Ron will be missed by everyone who knew him. A giving person, his kindness to others was immeasurable. Always happy and willing to help, he was a joy to be around. His volunteer work included supporting the disaster relief efforts following the Mt. St. Helen’s blast, the March of Dimes walk and annual hydroplane races.
Ron is survived by his wife, Gloria; stepson Dutch and his daughters Rian and Elle; his brother Rick; his sister Linda; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Dick and Kay Ewing.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Cathedral of Joy.
Dear Gloria, Tom and I were saddened to hear the news of Ron’s death. May a lifetime of wonderful memories give strength to you and the family in the days ahead.
So sorry you have lost the love of your life way too soon for both of you. I have very fond memories of you two. You were so good together. He was always so happy and cheered uo everyone around him. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Hey Morning Glory, I am soooo sorry about Ron. I know how hard things were for both of you. I wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and praying that all will be good for you.
Although we did not know Ron personally we do know Rick from square dancing and feel that we know the family just from conversations with Rick. We are sorry for your loss and pray that God will bless and comfort you all in your time of loss and grief.
Gloria, We are so sorry to here about Ron. We were your neighbors in the Villas but moved in 2006. Ron was a good friend to our dog BJ. I loved that he visited him a loved and pet him in our front yard, it would always make me smile that he had such love for our beloved dog… BJ passed away X-mas of 2006 and I know that they are together loving one another.
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron was a wonderful person and I was blessed to know him.
My condolences to Mrs. Ewing and family.
I remember Ron from my years at LMIT. He was always nice and caring and fun to talk with.
My prayers are with you all.
Gloria: our sincere sympathy for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. We have fond memories of Ron and his constant smile.
I was deeply saddened when I learned about Ron’s passing. I fondly recall the days of working with Ron at Boeing/Lockheed. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
When I came into sanctuary at Cathedral, usually a little late coming up from the nursery, Ron made me feel like we were old friends although this is the only place and manner we interacted. Boy, he made me feel good and I will remember for a long time how he always made me feel. I’m sure others will remember him the same.
May your memories give you comfort.
Jeff & I both enjoyed the smiles Ron always had for us as an usher. His presence has been greatly missed at church.
We keep you in our thoughts and prayers and feel comfort in knowing that he is in heaven making the angels laugh.
Jeff & Gaylene Lembcke
Ronald Lee Ewing