Ronald Henry Martinson
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Prescott Valley —On the morning of October 3, 2013, the world lost a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Born in Anaconda, MT and a native of Great Falls, MT, Colonel Ronald Henry Martinson, 78, has lived with his wife of 55 years, in Prescott Valley, AZ since 1999. He attended Carroll College where he graduated in Business Finance. Col. Martinson proudly served his country as a fighter pilot in the Montana Air National Guard and retired after 38 years of service. After retirement, he worked for Phoenix Air in Fargo, ND an Oahu, HI. Ron was an officer of the Elks Lodge and an avid volunteer of the Lions in Prescott Valley, AZ, and had a strong compassion for the charities supported by these organizations. He was able to see the impact the Elks and Lions have on less fortunate. In lieu of sending flowers, Ron would have appreciated your donation to the Elks Lodge, to be directed to fund the charities they support. If this is in your heart, please send your check to: Prescott Elks Lodge, 6245 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley AZ 86314. Please put in the memo "Memorial charity for Ron Martinson"
Ron leaves his cherished memories to many people who loved him. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Martinson, daughter, Lori (Kevin) Kostelnik, Aiken, SC, two grandchildren, Samantha Kostelnik, Columbia, SC and Colton Kostelnik, Aiken, SC, sons Thomas (Brenda) Martinson, Carlsbad, CA and Rick Martinson, Portland, OR, brother-in-law Donald (Vee) Campbell, Helena, MT, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A military funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October, 19, 2013 at the Prescott Veterans Administration Chapel, 500 N. HWY 89 Prescott, AZ, immediately followed by a Memorial ceremony/luncheon at the Elks Lodge.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Oct. 13, 2013