Photo courtesy of Curnow Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Ronald Snow

Oct 16, 1934 - Apr 6, 2018

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Ron was my friend for 70 years. He was an awesome person and I knew if I ever needed a shoulder to lean on he would be there. He had a great personality and sense of humor and I smile just thinking of him, He was a very generous and giving person. I will miss him so much. God Bless you my friend.

Prayers for his family and friends. Dave & Lori Yantzer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they celebrate this wonderful, special man. He lit the room when he entered and always had a smile on his face. We were blessed to have him as our friend. Keep them laughing Ron, we can see you dancing in the stars!

Ron was instrumental in my getting a great husband. He would listen to me while I cried on his shoulder about Don dating other gals. Loved his Mom too

The greatest mentor ever. The world was better with him in it. I will miss him deeply.

What a great friend grew up together. He called me about two months ago. Hatti and Bud took care of our group of Bombers. God bless Ron and all his family. The world lost a great guy.

My thoughts and prayers to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Ron at Swinomish. He was a wonderful person. So fun and full of life. I'm blessed to have known him.

Ron was a glorious man. I have so many fond memories that I will cherish for the rest of my days. Ron had a sense of humor that could brighten your day. Fly with the angels my friend. You will be truely missed in this world.

Ron was such a bright spirit! His energy was great! Always put a smile on my face. You will be missed! Rest in peace♡


Ronald's Obituary

Snow, Ronald “Ron”

Ron Snow passed away April 6, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Ron was born in Denver, Colorado October 16, 1934.

Ron moved to Richland, WA with his mother (Hattie) and father

(Bernard “Bud”) in 1943. They settled into a house on Goethals

Drive where Ron and his brothers, Roger and Gary, would be

raised. This home would be the family gathering place until 1996 .

Ron was very proud of his brothers and cared deeply about them.

Ron graduated from Richland (Columbia) High School in 1952. Ron

was a first team all-state football and baseball player for the Bombers. From there, Ron

attended and played baseball for Central Washington University and Yakima CC. He

then served our country in the Air Force as a Military Policeman while stationed in

Germany. After serving his country, he became a police officer in his hometown of

Richland where he met his soon to be wife Marilyn (pictured above). Ron and the love

of his life, Marilyn Ruth Sanders (1938-1993) were married April 22, 1961. Ron and his

new family then moved back to Ellensburg to earn his degree in education at CWU.

Ron taught and coached baseball and wrestling at Kennewick High School. He loved

these years and spoke of them fondly. Ron returned to CWU a few years later to earn

his masters in school administration in 1969. From there, Ron began a long career in

the Renton School District as district athletic director until his retirement in 1989. His

support of athletics benefitted all. He loved the students, families and staff of the district

and he showed it with countless hours of support at many events at schools and at

Renton Memorial Stadium. Ron was a recipient of the Washington State Wrestling

Coaches Association Hall of Fame Contributor Award in 2006. After years traveling the

country, he came out of retirement to find a new career as a Gaming Agent for the

Swinomish Tribal Police, where he worked until 2009. He loved this new career and

made great friends. For the past 10 loving years Ron and Maxine Schwinn have shared

many great experiences in their travels and love of music. Ron loved his children and

grandchildren. He was incredibily proud of Darin, Mike and Kristen and loved them

dearly. His grandchildren were the spark in his eyes and he spoke of the often - he

loved them so very much.

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