Ronald "Ron" Dean Ward died in his sleep at his home in Juneau, Alaska June 13th, 2011, at the age of 65.
Ron was born May 3rd, 1946 in San Mateo, CA. He was the eldest of four children born to Maynard and Mary White Ward. Ron's family lived in CA and AK and settled in Odell, OR.
Ron learned TV repair from his father and started working for Sears in 1967 where he did TV and appliance repair. After a transfer to Lewiston ID, he experienced flying, hunting and fishing unlike anything he had known prompting him to transfer to Juneau AK in 1970 with his wife and three sons. He was a long time resident of Juneau.
He started and was later joined by his sons in running an electronic and appliance repair business known today as Colorvue. In his off time you could find him hunting, trapping, and fishing or transporting others to do the same.
Ron is preceded in death by his father Maynard P Ward Dec 2010. He is survived by his three sons, Robert, James and Michael; Grandchildren Michelle, Katie, James and Chris, His mother, Mary Ward, sisters Nancy and Barbara and brother John.
A gathering of family and friends to share Ron's life will be held at Marlintini's in Juneau Saturday June 25th from 3-5pm.
Published in Juneau Empire from Jun. 21 to Jun. 28, 2011.