Ronald Dean "Ron" Ward
1946-2011
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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.

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Published in Juneau Empire from Jun. 21 to Jun. 28, 2011.
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July 26, 2011
Ward Family
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many
memories of time spent with my friend Ron. Working & Flying together, And just
being good friends. I'll miss you Ron
God Bless You and yours my friend.

Edward Shilling ST. George, UT.
July 19, 2011
Rob, Jimmy and Mike,
So sorry to hear about Ron. I suppose I have known Ron since the mid '60s when we lived in H.R. and The Dalles. I will miss him......73's to you Ron.
Byron Kinney
June 30, 2011
Ron was very active in the community for many years. My parents knew him back when he worked for Sears. He took them on trips for dinner to different communities throughout Southeast. They treasure those times and remember having lots of fun. Ron will be missed by many and his contributions to the fire department, coast guard, and the community will be greatly missed. Ron's enjoyment of the outdoors and active lifestyle for hunting, fishing and camping led to a very fullfilling life. The family will greatly miss and treasure the man that he was. His family loved him very much and hope that his transition into peace is complete. We will remember Ron as he was and value his contribution to our lives. We love you Ron and may the memory of your adventures live through your children and beyond.
June Gotschall
June 30, 2011
Please accept our condolences. Your families are in our prayers.
Jodi Van Kirk
June 28, 2011
Thanks Ron for all good times in the old fire Dept days. Al Edwards
allan Edwards
June 28, 2011
We are very sorry for your loss.
Dave and Suzanne Gross
June 28, 2011
Ward Family,
So sorry to hear about Ron. I have great memories of your family. My prayers are with you.
Shelly Hermann-Bartlett
June 28, 2011
DIDNT PERSONALY NO THE MAN BUT SON MIKE HAS SECURED A BROTHER IN THE SHORT TIME WE'VE MET.MIKE YOU LOOK ME UP WE GOT TIME FOR WHATEVER YOU WANT .COME BY WORK CALL ,WILL SCOUP YA UP ANYTIME .LOVE YA BRO
DONNIE DENADEL
June 28, 2011
I remember Ron rescuing my wife, Linda, and I back in the early 1990's from the Endicott River strip where we had broken off a tail wheel. He generously flew in, helped us do repairs and get out of there. He was actually the person who, on his own time and $s, flew that particular C170 up from New Mexico for us. His loss is a loss for the whole community and he will we remembered fondly by us (Perry & Linda Shipman, San Diego CA)
Perry Shipman
June 27, 2011
thanks for everything ron

tina & jerry
June 24, 2011
Our favorite memory of Ron is the trip he made to Seward from Juneau to deliver and install 10 T.V. sets to my Mothers motel. It was called "Murphy's Motel" then. A while back,but one doesn't forget excellent service !
Sandie & Frank Metcalf
June 24, 2011
Ron was wonderful at Colorvue and helped me with my first big satelite dish along with his children. He will ever be remembered as kind and loving. Carrita Campbell (Juneau, Alaska)
Carrita Campbell
June 23, 2011
Ward Family,
I'm sorry for your loss, I enjoyed working for Ron and family at Colorvue and will always remember my time spent there.
Justin Rankin
June 23, 2011
I have many fond memories of time spent with Ron (on the ground and in the air).
My condolences to his family.
Rest in peace Mr. Ward.
Jeffr Hill
June 23, 2011
Rob, Jim & Mike...my condolences to you and the family on the loss of your dad..my thoughts & prayers are with you..God bless...Dan
Dan Corcoran
June 23, 2011
Condolences to the family, especially Mary White, since the 1970's. The Carlson family loved the friendship and cribbige games shared at get togethers. Enjoy and cherrish the memories of a very special friend.
Karen Carlson
June 23, 2011
Never forget the Oshkosh fly in with 2 left boots! Some good flying and good times with a great man. Rest in peace. Lou Packer
Lou Packer
June 22, 2011
My heart goes out to you all, especially my Mikey, James and Michelle.
love you all, Becky Hodge
June 22, 2011
My Condolences to all of the Ward family in there loss. Ron, will truly be missed. Our hearts go out to you all in this time of passage. More power to you to boys! keep your fathers spirit running by holding on to his legacy he instilled to you. Rob, Jimmy, & Mikey? I wish you guys the best. Lots of love to you from the Montero's. May peace, faith, and harmony roll with you!
George
June 22, 2011
My deepest sympathies to the Ward family. Ron was a good friend to me when I lived in Juneau. We both loved and worked in electronics. We spent many hours on wet dark mountain tops repairing communication keeping the public safe. I will always remember Ron was a leader in home satellite innovation in Juneau, helping me with my equipment. Go flying and God speed Ron Ward.
Bernie Knighton
June 22, 2011
Oh Mikey - so sorry friend! You know we're always here for you.
Kara and Marty
Kara Altman
June 22, 2011
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