Ronald Robert Chase
Phoenix - Ronald Robert Chase, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on his 86th birthday, February 12, 2021. Ron was born in Rehoboth, NM, and was raised in Portland, OR. After graduating from Washington High School in 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1956, he married Barbara Walters in Dayton, Ohio. He went on to study business at Portland State and earned his MBA at Indiana University. He was employed with Valley National Bank of Arizona, where he remained until 1990. He later worked for the Resolution Trust Corp and at Mountain Shadows. He was the most loving and supportive father and grandfather a family could ask for. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Elton W. Chase, Sr, and Ann Marie Chase, his brother, Elton W. Chase, Jr. (Deena), and his wife Barbara Chase. He is survived by sister, Carolyn Gunderson (Harry), daughter Kelli Teefy (John), grandchildren, Ryan, Brenna, and Caitlin Teefy, and extended Arizona family, Brent and Becky Gunderson and Katrina Brumm.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Apr. 28 to May 2, 2021.