Ronald K Stone (1938 - 2011)

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Ronald K. Stone

Ron Stone, 73, of Juneau, died July 25, 2011 in Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii at the home of his son after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 1, 1938 in Sandusky, Ohio, the son of Raymond R. Stone and Lillian M. Griggs. He came west with his family in 1941 settling in Washington state. In 1955 he joined the Navy and in 1957 married Margaret Johnson in Los Angeles.

Ron was ordained into the ministry in 1969, graduated in 1970 from California Missionary Baptist Seminary and in 1996 obtained his Doctorate in Christian Ministry from the Southern Baptist School of Biblical Studies.

As a Christian missionary in Alaska, Ron flew into remote villages to preach the gospel and teach bible study with a program called "Wilderness Wings" and, with his wife, founded a new church which still thrives today. He also sang and recorded gospel music. Ron will be remembered for his beautiful singing voice, his love of adventure and his great sense of humor.

Survivor's include his son Ronnie Stone, of Oahu, Hawaii, sister Sandra Tellvik of Ocean Park, WA, grandsons Joshua Preston, Juneau and Titus Stone, Colorado, and son-in-law Joe Shepherd , Juneau. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 9th at 11:00 AM at Alaskan Memorial Park Chapel with burial in Juneau.
Published in The Juneau Empire on Aug. 7, 2011
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