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Ronald Theadore (Rondall) Toms 1937 - 2017

Ronald Theadore (Rondall) Toms

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May 02, 2018
Ron 12 days after his cataract removal surgery at Alaska Lasik & Cataract Center. He had 20/20 vision in both eyes for 4 years. I took him into the appt, picked him up and brought him back to work. Where does he go after leaving his store? He didn't know but I followed him. I had a funny feeling, then as I'm leaving too, I see him pass the street he normally turns on to go home. I drive down Tudor behind him a few cars going west to finally find him behind his old store struggling with a mattress he was getting out of the Mattress Ranch business' dumpster lol. I jump out and help him pick up the other side of it and put it in the back of his truck. I said "Dad! You're not supposed to be lifting heavy things for at least a week after surgery! You could rip the stitches out!" Haha he didn't see anything wrong with what he was doing, even afterwards. Course, nothing happened but probably because I helped him load that mattress lol. A goofy and stubborn man who thought he was made of steel. Yes, but in a different way, Pops ♡ I love and miss you so much
April 24, 2018
Glen Furney, early Spring 1954. The home that the Toms children all grew up in with their father, Mr. John Rudyard Toms. Mr. Toms passed away of heart complications that he had endured while working at Fairchild Aircraft Corporation, an American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, he was a control inspector for the Hagerstown, MD company. Shortly before this photo was taken on March 16th, at the age of 44; 6 months short of his 45th birthday, Mr. John Toms passed away.

Remaining -

1st, top row, from right to left: Charles E., Robert L. (Bob) A-3c of Klamath, CA. Marvin L. U.S. Navy of Norfolk, VA. Johnnie E. A-3c of Chanute, IL.

2nd Row: Dolores G. (Peg) A-3c of Wright-Patterson, OH. Air Force Base during Korean Conflict during 1951-56. Mother: Bernadean C. (middle), Rondall T. (Ron) 16, almost 17; come June 14, 1954.

3rd Row: Archie G., Darlene K., and youngest, Charlene G. (Sue).
March 23, 2018
On June 16, 1996 I had sent in a surprise for my Dad Ron to see in the Anchorage Daily Newspaper for Father's Day, because I knew he always had the paper delivered to him everyday for many-many years, even up until the last day he was here: June 8, 2017, as I had to turn off his subscription myself. I was 5, and he just turned 39 on June 14, 1976 two days prior. In '96 when this was posted in the paper, I just turned 25, one week before. This is the actual paper he was delivered to his shop's front door, my Dad saved it. It was a nice surprise to see this newspaper within his things. Seeing this now, after so many years, meant I was special to him too. I just wish I could see him drinking his Folger's instant coffee w/just creamer reading his paper at his desk again. In my mind my Dad is alive and well, I am so thankful for that.
March 19, 2018
Ron and daughter Susan being the silly Geminis they are riding on the teeter totter in Red Run Park. We went for an 11-day vacation/visit to see Grandma (Dad's mom, Bernadean) and to meet the rest of his side of the family. We stayed at his brother Marvin's trailer on a big sized lot. What a beautiful place his was, the whole state really. (minus the cow pie scent when driving by the countless farms we seen while there haha) :) May 11th - 22nd, 1995 in Waynesboro, PA
December 24, 2017
What a great man to have to be our tour guide in this life.
November 14, 2017
Greatest grandpa any child could want. He put up with us and bugged a lot over the years. Thankful for his patience, guidance, generosity, understanding and especially his genuine love.
November 14, 2017
A billion cherished moments of time with my dad, Ron. The best father a girl could have. I am so thankful and fortunate to have shared my life with him. I can't even put into words what this man meant to me. Proud to say Ron is my dad. I sure miss him. He is alive in my mind, and I'm so thankful beyond belief for that. Bittersweet ♥
September 07, 2017
may Ron be at peace. A kind gentle man that will truly be missed.
August 01, 2017
for my uncle you and dad are together again
July 27, 2017
My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time (Psalm 119:50,76).

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