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Ron Atchison made his transition on Feb 13, 2014. He was a loving husband to his devoted wife Pam, a dedicated father to his children Patrick, Lila, and Sara and had a heart full of love for his faithful dog Henry. His music career in Sonoma County spans back to Rosie's Cantina in the early 70s...

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I met Ron along with his lovely Renaissance curly red curly headed wife, Pam when they were running their eclectic store, Hampton Court on 4th Street in Santa Rosa. I was a newly wed and was always thrilled to get as a gift from my husband, a pretty item for my hair, a piece of jewelry, or some luxurious item for body care. I admired Ron's love for his wife and how he worked long hours with Pam as a hard working team member, helping to run the store. I rather fancied and much enjoyed Ron's...

The world is a bit darker without the light of Ron's smile!

I knew Ron back in the early 1970s at Mt. SAC (So. Cal.) and during the anti-war years. My condolences to his family and (closer) friends. I will always remember his kind heart.

Great Teacher and Musician. A man with a heart of gold! Live on dear friend.

I wrote this shortly after seeing Ron for what I thought was the last time, I did get to sit with him again one more time.

Sweet sadness fills my soul
I don't want to let you go
I pick up my old guitar
Let my fingers find the tune
Words come like falling stars
Resigned that you'll be leaving soon

Saying goodbye to too many friends
Leaving too soon, untimely ends
I don't want to start a list
Of the people that I miss

His kind gental spirit and his easy going attitude will be missed. I am so greatful to have known him and partake in making music with him as a choir member. Everywhere was a better place with him in it. May his spirit now fly free in light and joy. Blessings to the family.

One of my favorite memories of Ron was of him singing "The Teddy Bear's Picnic". He itroduced me to that song and it subsequently became a favorite of mine to sing for my children when they were young. The gift of music that he shared so freely and joyously, has touched and will continue to touch so many. He leaves a wonderful legacy. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Ron backing me up... he Always did

Ron is one of the dearest friends I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. We met through our children, bonded through humor and shared the deepest camaraderie through making music together. Ron was, for me, a cheerleader, a support, a confidante, a musical brother, a sounding board, and my favorite comedian. It was a joy to play with him - whether musically or not. No wonder he was such a good friend!

I miss getting to hug this dear man, hear his guitar and see his smile. I'm...

I have known Ron for many years. He was one of the most fun individuals to play music with that I have encountered in my life. He was always cheerful, had one of the funniest senses of humor and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was truly talented in many ways. I loved Ron dearly and will miss playing music with him, miss just visiting with him. He fought a good fight and always kept his chin up. Ron was also very present with the people around him. I can't begin to say how many...