Ronald E Rayner Ronald Rayner, age 69, left this earth to join our Heavenly Father on the morning of Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He was surrounded by friends and family. Ron was born in Exeter, California on November 28, 1943. He grew up in Visalia, and graduated from Mt. Whitney High School with the class of 1961 and then moved to Santa Maria in 1967 where he then became a meat cutter for Williams Brothers Market. He retired in 2001 from Vons. Ron is survived by his wife Charlotte; sons Darren Rayner, Ryan Rayner; Matt Hester his wife Tandi Hester, and Mike Hester; sister Norma Landers; Aunt Betty Johnson; cousin Cole Johnson; grandchildren Dallas Rayner, Ann Marie Rayner Vitello, Drew Hester, Page Hester, Whitney Hester, Jacob Hester, and Jordan Hester; nieces Kristen Esparza. Carla Landers; nephews Stephen Owen and Jeff Landers; his beloved doggies Maddison and Parker. He is preceded in death by his father, Ed Rayner of Tulare, California as well as his mother, Tina Sutton of Visalia, California. You knew Ron was around when you heard his laugh - his wonderful contagious laugh that came with an infectious smile... and you could always count on a good joke. We know that he is smiling his huge smile - with his kind friendly eyes. You are loved and will be missed, Ron. You have been dedicated to your family, you've been a great friend, and have been someone that had the ability to make anyone chuckle... we will see you on the other side. At Ron's request no services will be held. Memorials may be made to Dignity Health Hospice, 506 E. Plaza Dr., Santa Maria, Ca 93454 Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.